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General Washington's Marquee

General Washington's original sleeping and office tent, parts of which appear in this early 20th century photograph, was carefully preserved by generations of the Custis and Lee families following the deaths of George and Martha Washington. In 1909, Reverend W. Herbert Burk purchased this national treasure from Miss Mary Custis Lee, daughter of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, for the Valley Forge Museum of American History. The Washington Marquee will be a centerpiece of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

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2 Comments

KiraNJ says

who has the actual tent?

July 11, 2012 - 5:34pm

zmason says

The tent described above is in the collection of The American Revolution Center. It will be displayed in The Museum of the American Revolution

July 20, 2012 - 12:55am