Lee, Robert E

Second Time Capsule Is Found Beneath Pedestal of Robert E. Lee Statue

Crews removing the pedestal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, Va., on Monday found what appeared to be an elusive time capsule that may contain rare Confederate memorabilia, including a photo of Abraham Lincoln in his coffin. The discovery stoked excitement among historians and officials, including Gov. Ralph Northam, who declared on Twitter: […]

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A Time Capsule Beneath a Lee Statue Reveals More Mysteries

After about five hours of meticulous prying and poking, the time had come on Wednesday afternoon for Gov. Ralph Northam to lift the lid of a time capsule that had been hidden beneath a statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Va., since 1887. The hands of Kate Ridgway, one of the conservators doing the […]

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Time Capsule From 1887 Possibly Found in Robert E. Lee Statue

For about four years, there has been talk in Richmond, Va., that a time capsule from 1887 — rumored to contain a rare photo of Abraham Lincoln in his coffin — was hidden beneath a towering statue of Robert E. Lee. After a failed attempt to find the time capsule in September, when the statue […]

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