Original Author: Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries
Created: April 16, 1865
Medium: Albumen photographic print
Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Staff
Robert E. Lee is flanked by his eldest son, George Washington Custis Lee (left), and his loyal wartime adjutant, twenty-six-year-old Walter H. Taylor (right), in this famous Mathew Brady glassplate image taken on April 16, 1865, a week after the Confederate general surrendered at Appomattox. The three men are pictured on the back porch of Lee's house at 707 East Franklin Street in Richmond. This framed image is part of the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War photographs at the Library of Congress.