Papers : of George Bolling Lee, 1841-1868.


Lee, George Bolling, 1872-1948,. Papers : of George Bolling Lee, 1841-1868.

Papers : of George Bolling Lee, 1841-1868.

This collection consists almost entirely of letters written by Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) of "Arlington," Fairfax County (now Arlington County), Va., while serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Hamilton, N.Y., and San Antonio, Tex., while commanding the Confederate States Army of Northern Virginia, and while serving as president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va. Most letters were written to Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis, Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (concerning the latter's service in the U.S. Army and farming operations at "White House," New Kent County, Va.), and Charlotte Wickham Lee. Subjects of the correspondence include business affairs, health and education of family members, the estate of George Washington Parke Custis, farming operations at "Arlington, " the treatment of African-American slaves, Lee's U.S. army career, and the indictment and trial of Jefferson Davis. Letters written by Robert E. Lee from Saltillo, Veracruz, and other locations in Mexico in 1847 concern his role in U.S. Army operations during the Mexican War.

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