General Robert E. Lee
Exploring Richmond took me inevitably to ‘Monument Avenue’, an iconic area close to the downtown, and named one of the “10 Great Streets in the country”. The statue below is of Robert E. Lee, commanding general of the Confederate army. The statue was unveiled May 29, 1890, and despite this picture’s perspective, stands extremely tall. The widest area of the base is probably about head height for an average person. It was a warm night while I wandered the city, using the GPS in my car to lead me to and fro from areas that looked interesting on the map.
Andrews, E. Benjamin. History of the United States, volume V. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York. 1912.