Letters. 1852-1865.


Draper, A. A., Mrs., fl. 1830-1865. Letters.

Letters. 1852-1865.

Southern loyalist. Letter to Mrs. Draper from Col. Robert E. Lee, 21 Dec. 1852, regarding her son's academic difficulties at West Point; 17 July 1854, letter from H.W. Halleck to Col. Robert E. Lee regarding an exhibit at Crystal Palace; 14 Jan. 1865, letter from William T. Sherman deploring the fact that there is a war between the states; 2 letters from George H. Thomas, 4 Mar. 1865 and 22 Mar. 1865.

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Halleck, Henry Wager, 1815-1872

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Halleck was born on a farm in Westernville, Oneida County, New York, third child of 14 of Joseph Halleck, a lieutenant who served in the War of 1812, and Catherine Wager Halleck. Young Henry detested the thought of an agricultural life and ran away from home at an early age to be raised by an uncle, David Wager of Utica. He attended Hudson Academy and Union College, then the United States Military Academy. He became a favorite of military theorist Dennis Hart Mahan and was allowed to teach class...

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891

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Sherman was born in 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio, near the banks of the Hocking River. His father, Charles Robert Sherman, a successful lawyer who sat on the Ohio Supreme Court, died unexpectedly in 1829. He left his widow, Mary Hoyt Sherman, with eleven children and no inheritance. After his father's death, the nine-year-old Sherman was raised by a Lancaster neighbor and family friend, attorney Thomas Ewing, Sr., a prominent member of the Whig Party who served as senator from Ohio and as the first S...

Thomas, George Henry, 1816-1870

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Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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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 ...

Draper, A. A., Mrs., fl. 1830-1865.

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