Papers relating to his service in the 34th Virginia Volunteers during the Civil War [manuscript] 1832 (1861-64) 1880.
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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 ...
John Augustine Washington III was the great-grand nephew of George Washington and the last private owner of Mount Vernon. He was born on May 3, 1821 to John Augustine Washington II and Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington. His young childhood was spent at Blakeley Plantation near Charles Town, WV. After the death of Bushrod Washington and his wife, the family moved to Mount Vernon. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1840 and returned to Mount Vernon to manage it for his mother, event...
U.S. senator from Louisiana; Confederate cabinet member, and lawyer. In Feb. 1862, Benjamin was the Confederate Secretary of War. From the description of Judah Philip Benjamin correspondence, 1862 Feb. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 419566560 Judah P. Benjamin was an attorney, planter, politician, and Confederate cabinet member. He was born in St. Thomas, British West Indies and came to New Orleans in 1828. Benjamin was elected to the Louisiana Legislature in 1842, became...