Papers, 1824-1885.


Papers, 1824-1885.

This Accession consists of 13 items including a deed and will, a military commission and pass, as well as correspondence from major Civil War figures-General Robert E. Lee, General Beauregard, and Mary Custis. Some of the papers are annotated by Giles B. Cooke.

29 leaves.

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Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1807-1873 (person)

Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee (b. Oct. 1, 1807, Boyce, VA–d. Nov. 5, 1873, Lexington, VA) was descended from several colonial and Southern families, including the Parke Custises, Fitzhughs, Dandriges, Randolphs, Rolfes, and Gerards. She is a descendant from Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore, making her a descendant of Charles II of England and Scotland and of William Fitzhugh. She was the only surviving child of George Washington Parke Custis, President George Washington's step-grandson and...

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 (person)

Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...

Bracken, Sarah M. d.1824. (person)

Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893 (person)

P.G.T. Beauregard was a Confederate States Army general from New Orleans, Louisiana. The Aztec Club was organized in 1847 as a fraternal society for officers serving under General Winfield Scott's command in Mexico City. Several officers later became major Civil War leaders. From the description of Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard letter, 1892 Dec. 29. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 70294149 Former Confederate general and resident of New Orleans. At the t...

Thurston family. (family)

Cooke, Giles, Buckner, 1838-1937. (person)

Cooke family. (family)

Giles B. Cooke was one of General Lee's staff officers, he subsquently became an Episcopal priest, serving in Petersburg, Virginia. From the description of Papers, 1824-1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145410771 ...