ALS : Arlington, Va., to Winfield Scott, 1861 Apr. 20.


Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. ALS : Arlington, Va., to Winfield Scott, 1861 Apr. 20.

ALS : Arlington, Va., to Winfield Scott, 1861 Apr. 20.

Expressing his affection for the army and his admiration and best wishes for Scott, Lee resigns his commission and states that he does not wish to fight again except in defense of Virginia.

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