“Basically, if it’s a thread from Robert E. Lee, you take it,” he said. “Gen. Grant is one thing, but Robert E. Lee’s a couple of steps above that in my opinion.”I'd say quite a bit more than a couple of steps, but I'm a bit partial. Of course, I'm not the only one. Actually, I think mine is the majority opinion - outside the Ivory Towers of anti-Confederate historians.
Antiques Roadshow regular Matt Quinn hand-delivered the Lee prizes Wednesday that Richey bought for $55,000 during a hotly bidded auction at Quinn's Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Va. “Rarely does someone get to own something from Robert E. Lee,” Quinn said. “It just doesn’t come to market.The rest of this quite interesting story can be read here.