Robert E. Lee papers, 1847; 1862-1869.


Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Robert E. Lee papers, 1847; 1862-1869.

Robert E. Lee papers, 1847; 1862-1869.

The collection includes two original letters from Robert E. Lee, one, 10 April 1866, to Perrin Busbee about the latter's appointment to West Point, and one, 16 November 1863, to R. H. Graves, about locating the remains of Captain H. A. Gordon at Gettysburg; miscellaneous copies of items by Lee, including a copy of a letter, 4 May 1863, from Lee to Stonewall Jackson; newspaper clippings about Lee; and an 1847 detailed pen-and-ink drawing of routes from Mexico City to Zacaticas, Mexico, complied by Lee as captain in the United States Army Corps of Engineers during the War with Mexico, 1845-1848.

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