Lucy Rebecca Buck diary, 1861-1865.
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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 ...
Biographical Note: Lucy Rebecca Buck was born in 1842. She was an elder daughter of William Mason Buck and Elizabeth Ann Ashby Buck and resided at the family farm, Bel Air, in Front Royal, Virginia. Lucy Rebecca Buck's life centered on the domestic routines of a large household. As the Civil War escalated, Buck and her family were exposed to the occupation of Union troops. She was challenged to maintain the everyday pattern of family life during a difficult period. She w...