December 3, 2012
From left: 1st Lt. Commander Harry F. Day of the General R.E. Lee Camp #726, SCV; Commander and Webmaster Jim Becker of the General R.E. Lee Camp #726, SCV; Councilman Frank H. Fannon IV, and 2nd Lt. Commander, Adjutant and Treasurer Joseph Judson “J.J.” Smith III of the General R.E. Lee Camp #726, SCV.
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Robert E. Lee’s Portrait Re-Dedicated in City Chambers General R.E. Lee Camp #726 organized funding of painting’s restoration.
Ceremony At The Alexandria City Chamber
It is the portrait across the room from George Washington’s painting in Alexandria’s City Council Chambers. This handsome oil painting bears the likeness of Robert Edward Lee, a son of Virginia and that of Revolutionary War hero “Light-Horse Harry” Lee III, a West Point graduate and superintendent of that institution, who ultimately made one of the most crucial and most difficult decisions in his life as a colonel in the U.S. Army when he resigned his commission to serve as the general for the Army of Northern Virginia in the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.