General Sully's Funeral
The photo used on our "About" page was taken after the funeral of General Alfred Sully, who died in 1879. It was taken in front of his family's residence (which is now the Grant House, you can see part of the house on the left side of the photograph). General Sully married an Indian woman late in life who was not particularly well accepted by the Officers' 'Ladies' on the Row. General and Mrs. Sully had a young daughter about five years old when Sully died at the age of 68. Sully's wife is sitting at the far left with a little child standing next to her. General Sully the son of world-renowned portrait painter Thomas Sully (who painted Queen Victoria's favorite portrait) and was a fine painter in his own right. This photo predates most of Officer's Row as it exists today, as the original cabins were still standing in 1879.