Robert E. Lee letter, 1865 May 16.


Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Robert E. Lee letter, 1865 May 16.

Robert E. Lee letter, 1865 May 16.

This one item collection is a letter written by General Robert E. Lee from Richmond, Virginia, to Rev. William H. Platt, Petersburg, Virginia, May 16, 1865. Lee sends his regards to Rev. Platt and his wife then writes about the war. He mentions how outnumbered the Confederates were and how the South is willing to have peace. He hopes "that the affections & interests of the country may be united & not a forced & hollow truce formed ..."

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Platt, William H., Reverend (person)

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 (person)

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 ...