Robert E. Lee letter, 6 Nov. 1865.


Smith, Channing. Robert E. Lee letter, 6 Nov. 1865.

Robert E. Lee letter, 6 Nov. 1865.

Summary: One-page letter of reference written by Robert E. Lee about Channing M. Smith, dated Nov. 6, 1865. It states that Mr. Smith served in the cavalry of the Confederate Army and was one of General J.E.B. Stuart's most trusted scouts. Lee found him to be active, bold, faithful and intelligent in the discharge of his duties.

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