Arlington Memorial Bridge and Memorial Circle Closure March 15
The National Park Service, George Washington Memorial Parkway will close Arlington Memorial Bridge and Memorial Circle to vehicular traffic for the Rock n' Roll USA Marathon and Half Marathon from 6:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on Saturday March 15, 2014. More »
Below is a list of secondary sources which address topics, issues and themes relevant to the history of the Arlington estate.
Arlington House History
Arlington House Handbook
Nelligan, Murray H., Old Arlington: The Story of the Robert E. Lee Memorial, Burke, VA: Chatelaine Press, 2001.
Robert E. Lee
Connelly, Thomas Lawrence. The Marble Man: Robert E. Lee and His Image in American
Freeman, Douglas Southhall. R. E. Lee. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937.
Lee Family History
Coulling, Mary P. The Lee Girls. Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair, 1987.
Craven, Avery. "To Markie," The Letters of Robert E. Lee to Martha Custis Williams. Boston, MA: Harvard University Press, 1934.
deButts, Mary Custis Lee. ed. Growing Up in the 1850s: The Journal of Agnes Lee.
MacDonald, Rose Mortimer Ellzey. Mrs. Robert E. Lee. Boston: Ginn, 1939.
Nagel, Paul C. The Lees of Virginia: Seven Generations of an American Family.
Torbert, Alice Coyle. Eleanor Calvert and Her Circle. New York: The William-Frederick Press, 1950.
Zimmer, Anne Carter. The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1997
Blassingame, John W. The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1972.
Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 2000.
Clinton, Catherine. The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in the Old South. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.
Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women
Perdue, Charles L., Thomas E. Barden and Robert K. Phillips eds. Weevils in the Wheat: Interviews with Virginia Ex-Slaves. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1976.
Potter, David Morris. The Impending Crisis: 1848-1861. New York: Harper Collins,
Leisch, Juanita. Who Wore What: Women's Wear 1861-1865. Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 1995.
Arlington National Cemetery History
Peters, James Edward. Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America's Heroes. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2000.
Did You Know?
Robert E. Lee made his decision to resign from the US Army in his bedchamber on the second floor of Arlington House. Lee wrote his resignation letter the night of April 20, 1861, and left two days later, never to return.