Philanthropist gives $12.3 million to help restore Robert E. Lee's home at Arlington cemetery

  • by: BRETT ZONGKER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 17, 2014 - 4:42 PM

ARLINGTON, Va. — A historic plantation originally built as a monument to George Washington overlooking the nation's capital, a site that later was home to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and 63 slaves, will be restored to its historical appearance after a $12.3 million gift announced Thursday.

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