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Robert E. Lee's boyhood home goes up for sale, priced at $8.5 million and deemed one of the nation's 'most desirable properties." (Washington Fine Properties)

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FILE- In this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, city workers drape a tarp over the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Emancipation park in Charlottesville, Va. A Virginia judge ruled Wednesday, Oct. 4, that a lawsuit over Charlottesville's plans to remove the statue should go forward. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

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Christ Church in Alexandria, Va. — an Episcopal parish where George Washington and Robert E. Lee worshiped — is depicted here. The parish vestry announced on Oct. 26, 2017, that it would remove and relocate memorial plaques in honor of both men, citing a desire to provide a "welcoming" worship space. (Wikimedia Commons)

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Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), general of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. CORBIS

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Christ Church in Alexandria, Va. — an Episcopal parish where George Washington and Robert E. Lee worshiped — is depicted here. The parish vestry announced on Oct. 26, 2017, that it would remove and relocate memorial plaques in honor of both men, citing a desire to provide a "welcoming" worship space. (Wikimedia Commons)

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This Wednesday, July 19, 2017, photo shows the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that stands on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. As cities across the United States are removing Confederate statues and other symbols, dispensing with what some see as offensive artifacts of a shameful past marked by racism and slavery, Richmond is taking a go-slow approach. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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This Tuesday June 27, 2017, photo shows the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that stands in the middle of a traffic circle on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. As cities across the United States are removing Confederate statues and other symbols, dispensing with what some see as offensive artifacts of a shameful past marked by racism and slavery, Richmond is taking a go-slow approach. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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This Tuesday, June 27, 2017, photo shows the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that stands in the middle of a traffic circle on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. As cities across the United States are removing Confederate statues and other symbols, dispensing with what some see as offensive artifacts of a shameful past marked by racism and slavery, Richmond is taking a go-slow approach. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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FILE- In this May 19, 2017 file photo, a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is removed from Lee Circle in New Orleans. Lee's was the last of four monuments to Confederate-era figures to be removed under a 2015 City Council vote on a proposal by Mayor Mitch Landrieu. State Rep. Patricia Smith, a black Baton Rouge Democrat, received 105 emails alone, almost all favoring a proposal by her Republican colleague Thomas Carmody that would have erected obstacles to tearing down such monuments. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld, File)

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In this June 27, 2017 photo, a plaque marks a maple tree planted by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the grounds of St. John's Episcopal Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The plaque marking the tree was installed in 1912 by the New York chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. General Lee was stationed at the nearby U.S. Army base at Fort Hamilton from 1842-1847 and reportedly worshipped at the church as did other army generals based there. The tree has been restored, but the church is up for sale. U.S. Rep. Yvette Clark, (D, Brooklyn), questions the existence of two memorials to General Robert E. Lee within the nearby U.S. Army base where the base's main boulevard is named after him. Clarke claims the South has turned a page on this chapter in history and says it's time for Brooklyn to do the same. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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In this June 27, 2017 photo, a plaque marks a maple tree planted by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the grounds of St. John's Episcopal Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The plaque marking the tree was installed in 1912 by the New York chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. General Lee was stationed at the nearby U.S. Army base at Fort Hamilton from 1842-1847 and reportedly worshipped at the church as did other army generals based there. The tree has been restored, but the church is up for sale. U.S. Rep. Yvette Clark, (D, Brooklyn), questions the existence of two memorials to General Robert E. Lee within the nearby U.S. Army base where the base's main boulevard is named after him. Clarke claims the South has turned a page on this chapter in history and says it's time for Brooklyn to do the same. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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In this June 27, 2017 photo, a plaque marks a maple tree planted by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the grounds of St. John's Episcopal Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The plaque marking the tree was installed in 1912 by the New York chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. General Lee was stationed at the nearby U.S. Army base at Fort Hamilton from 1842-1847 and reportedly worshipped at the church as did other army generals based there. The tree has been restored, but the church is up for sale. U.S. Rep. Yvette Clark, (D, Brooklyn), questions the existence of two memorials to General Robert E. Lee within the nearby U.S. Army base where the base's main boulevard is named after him. Clarke claims the South has turned a page on this chapter in history and says it's time for Brooklyn to do the same. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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FILE- In this Friday, May 19, 2017, file photo, workers prepare to take down the statue of former Confederate general Robert E. Lee, which stands over 100 feet tall, in Lee Circle in New Orleans. Mississippi Rep. Karl Oliver of Winona apologized on Monday, May 22, for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment sparked broad condemnation in both states. The post was made after three Confederate monuments and a monument to white supremacy were removed in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is removed from Lee Circle Friday, May 19, 2017, in New Orleans. Lee's was the last of four monuments to Confederate-era figures to be removed under a 2015 City Council vote on a proposal by Mayor Mitch Landrieu. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)

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A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is removed from Lee Circle Friday, May 19, 2017, in New Orleans. Lee's was the last of four monuments to Confederate-era figures to be removed under a 2015 City Council vote on a proposal by Mayor Mitch Landrieu. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)

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A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is removed from Lee Circle Friday, May 19, 2017, in New Orleans. Lee's was the last of four monuments to Confederate-era figures to be removed under a 2015 City Council vote on a proposal by Mayor Mitch Landrieu. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)

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Workers take down the statue of former confederate general Robert E. Lee, which stands over 100 feet tall, in Lee Circle in New Orleans, Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Workers take down the statue of former confederate general Robert E. Lee, which stands over 100 feet tall, in Lee Circle in New Orleans, Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Workers take down the statue of former confederate general Robert E. Lee, which stands over 100 feet tall, in Lee Circle in New Orleans, Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)