Mildred Childe Lee
Boude & Miley, Photographers, Lexington, VA
c 1866-1870

Black and white photograph of Robert and Mary Lee's youngest daughter. Mildred, nicknamed “Precious Life” by her father, was still a child at the beginning of the Civil War. During the war she cared for her invalid mother and made clothing and bandages for Confederate soldiers. After the war she went with her parents to Lexington, VA. Like her sisters, Mildred never married. She said that no other man ever measured up to her father.

Paper. H 8.8 W 5.5 cm
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, ARHO 2328