[White Sulphur Springs: 1869]. Photograph, oblong 8-3/8" x 6-3/4," of Robert E. Lee with some of his Generals and several prominent Northern philanthropists, taken at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, August 1869. Affixed to a mount. Tinted, light fading, Very Good. Ink script notation on verso identifies the people, and incorrectly dates the photograph "August 1870" instead of August 1869.
"General Lee and his Confederate officers in their first meeting since Appomattox, taken at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, in August 1869, where they met to discuss 'the orphaned children of the Lost Cause.' This is the only from life photograph of Lee with his Generals in existence, during the war or after. Left to right standing: General James Conner, General Martin Witherspoon Gary, General John B. Magruder, General Robert D. Lilley, General P. G. T. Beauregard, General Alexander Lawton, General Henry A. Wise, General Joseph Lancaster Brent Left to right seated: Blacque Bey (Turkish Minister to the United States), General Robert E. Lee, Philanthropist George Peabody, Philanthropist William Wilson Corcoran, James Lyons (Virginia)" [online Wikimedia Commons]. Item #39364