Robert E. Lee : miscellaneous papers, 1836-1865.


Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Robert E. Lee : miscellaneous papers, 1836-1865.

Robert E. Lee : miscellaneous papers, 1836-1865.

Included are a 24 Nov. 1836 letter Lee wrote to Archibald Stuart stating that he has been requested by his brother, C.C. Lee, to transmit the enclosed deed (not included); typewritten copies of Lee's 20 Apr. 1861 letter to Winfield Scott surrendering his commission in the army, and his 20 Apr. 1861 letter to his sister informing her that he has resigned his commission and describes his feelings; and a facsimile of his General Order No. 9, 10 Apr. 1865, which announced the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia and urged his men to return home with the satisfaction of duty "faithfully performed."

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