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Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Robert E. Lee.

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Answer:The Union Army

Source: In 1861, with Confederate secession seemingly inevitable, this room witnessed Blair's asking Robert E. Lee — at Lincoln's request — to lead the Union Army. Lee declined, saying, “How can I draw my sword upon Virginia, my native state?”

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