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JUL 18, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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$12.3M gift to help restore Robert E. Lee's home

(AP) — 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 using a $12.3 million gift from a wealthy history buff. David Rubenstein, a billionaire history buff and co-founder of The Carlyle Group, said Thursday he is giving the National Park Foundation the funds needed for a full restoration of the historic house, grounds and slave quarters to show visitors how they appeared in 1860, as well as an overhaul of the ... Read More

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