Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Kingdom of My Childhood
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
In particular, the Custis-Lee women bonded in the dirt of this garden. Mary Custis Lee dug in this garden alongside her mother, from the time she could hold a hoe, until her hands crippled. Each of her four daughters dug the same dirt with her, creating their own special spaces and memories.
The enslaved also labored in the garden: weeding, hauling manure, and buckets of water.
After the death of Mrs. Custis, Agnes Lee recalled: "I have been working in my garden. O how grandma enjoyed the garden! When I look at her flowers they remind me so of her. She has gone to a land where the flowers are far more beautiful."
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 38° 52.848′ N, 77° 4.374′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker can be reached from Sherman Drive 0.2 miles south of Lincoln Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on the edge of the garden south of
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Flower Garden (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); Garden to Graves (a few steps from this marker); Guardian of a Nation's Heritage (a few steps from this marker); Arlington House, 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); The Arlington Woodlands (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Unknowns Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre Charles L'Enfant (within shouting distance of this marker); Arlington Estate, 1860 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
Also see . . . Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial. National Park Service (Submitted on December 10, 2013.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Notable Persons •
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