01 November, 2021

Robert E. Lee boyhood home marketed without mention of ties to Confederate general

The listing for the stately Potts-Fitzhugh House priced at nearly $6 million and situated in Alexandria, Va., boasts six bedrooms, more than 8,000 square feet, a “storybook foyer” and close proximity to the Potomac River and busy King Street.

One key detail missing? That it was the boyhood home of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

According to the Library of Congress, the home listed at 607 Oronoco St. in Alexandria and its twin located right next door “are intimately associated with the youth of Robert E. Lee and his tutelage by Benjamin Hallowell for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.”

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