Statement about Robert E. Lee's statue in Gettysburg, 1940 September 1.

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Sievers, Frederick William, 1872-1966. Statement about Robert E. Lee's statue in Gettysburg, 1940 September 1.

Statement about Robert E. Lee's statue in Gettysburg, 1940 September 1.

Sievers writes that while he was working on the equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee for Gettysburg National Military Park, visitors who had known Lee spoke of their veneration for Lee. Sievers believed that war would be more civilized if there were more military men like Lee.

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Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...

Sievers, Frederick William, 1872-1966

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Frederick William Sievers (1872-1966), a sculptor, received his art education in Rome, Paris, and Richmond, Virginia. He worked out of Richmond, sculpting statues housed in Abingdon and Richmond, Virginia; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Vicksburg, Mississippi; and New York City. He married Elsie Muegge in 1906, had two children, and died in Richmond. From the description of Statement about Robert E. Lee's statue in Gettysburg, 1940 September 1. (Library of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 1...