Robert E. Lee collection, 1838-1872 (bulk 1861-1864).

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Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Robert E. Lee collection, 1838-1872 (bulk 1861-1864).

Robert E. Lee collection, 1838-1872 (bulk 1861-1864).

The collection consists of papers relating to Robert E. Lee or the Lee family from 1838-1872. The bulk of the collection (1861-1864) contains correspondence from Lee regarding military activities of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The letters discuss troop movements; supplies for troops; battle strategies for Elk Mountain, the Huntersville campaign, Cheat Mountain (W. Va.), and Dalton (Ga.); an exchange of prisoners (1862); casualty estimates at the battle of Fredericksburg; and reinforcement needs. Correspondees include Joseph E. Brown, Howell Cobb, and Henry Rootes Jackson. The collection also includes mid-19th century copies of 18th century land grants and indentures of John Parke Custis and a letter of Mary Custis Lee dated January 1872, Arlington (Va.) pertaining to proof of purchase of Arlington and the validity of her title to the property.

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Custis, John Parke, 1754-1781

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John Parke Custis was the son of Daniel Parke Custis and Martha Dandridge Custis, who later married George Washington. From the description of Letter, 1778 February 1, "Mt. Vernon," Va., to James Henry, Williamsburg, Va. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 18130466 ...

Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868

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Howell Cobb (September 7, 1815-October 9, 1868) was an American lawyer and diplomat. He served as congressman (1843-51; 1855-57), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1849-51), governor of Georgia (1851-53), and secretary of the treasury (1857-60). Following Georgia's secession from the Union in 1861, he served as president of the Provisional Confederate Congress (1861-62) and a major general of the Confederate army. Cobb was born in Jefferson County on September 7, 1815, the eldest ...

Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia

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The Army of Northern Virginia was the primary military force of the Confederate States of America's Eastern Theater. Organized on June 20, 1861, as the Army of the Potomac, it soon incorporated the armies of the Shenandoah, Harpers Ferry, and the Northwest. The army's name changed to Army of Northern Virginia on March 14, 1862. It surrendered to the Northern Army of the Potomac at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. From the description of Confederate States of America, Army of ...

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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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 ...

Jackson, Henry R. (Henry Rootes), 1820-1898

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Henry R. Jackson (1820-1898), Brigadier General, Confederate States of America Army. From the description of Henry R. Jackson officer roster, 1861. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478296 Henry Rootes Jackson, son of Henry and Martha Jacqueline Jackson, was born in Athens, Georgia on June 24, 1820. He received his education from Yale University and the University of Georgia. During his life, Jackson held many prominent positions. These included, United States District Attorn...

Lee, Mary Custis, 1835-1918

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Mary Custis Lee was the eldest daughter of General Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Randolph (Custis) Lee of "Arlington House" in what is now Arlington, Va. Very close to her father, she never married and traveled the world and the United States after his death, and was particular favorite of Confederate veterans and European nobility alike. As unofficial family archivist, Mary Custis Lee collected materials relating to her parents' lives and to the lives and careers of her Custis family ancestors as...

Brown, Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894

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Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894), governor of Georgia and U.S. senator. From the description of Joseph E. Brown papers, 1858-1930 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 45894384 U.S. senator and governor of Georgia. From the description of Joseph E. Brown correspondence, 1862-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451938 Governor of Georgia and U.S. Senator. From the description of letter signed : Atlanta, unaddressed, 1877 Apr. 7. (Unknown). Worl...