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Label
1863-1864
Inclusive dates
1863-1864
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1863-1864, from Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) to Margaret Stuart (b. 1837) and Caroline Stuart (1844-1872) of King George County, Virginia, consisting of a letter, 8 September 1863 from Lee to the Stuart sisters concerning a missed opportunity to visit them and hoping they might be able to visit camp; a letter, 21 November 1863, from Lee to Carrie (Caroline) Stuart thanking her for some clothing she sent and adding he and General Edward Johnson would like to see her; a letter, 19 March 1864, from Lee to Carrie Stuart thanking her for repair work on his coat, mentioning his son Robert and General Edward Johnson; and a letter, 28 April 1864, from Robert E. Lee to Margaret Stuart stating that he will be unable to write to her, but will think of her, and asking that she think of the Army of Northern Virginia; also discussing the possibility of his daughters visiting the Stuarts
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
Robert E. Lee was born 19 January 1807 at Stratford in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Henry Lee (1856-1818) and Anne Hill Carter Lee (1773-1829). Lee graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1829. He held a series of posts in the United States army for the next thirty years, including superintendent at West Point. In 1861, he resigned his commission and tendered his services to the Confederate States of America. In 1862, Lee became commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, leading it until 1865. Lee served as president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia, from 1865 to 1870. He married Mary Randolph Custis (1808-1873) 30 June 1831, and they had seven children. Lee died 12 October 1870 in Lexington, and is buried in the Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Location of other archival material
Jeb Stuart Letter, 10 September 1863 (LVA accession 29374)
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
5
Immediate source of acquisition
Jordan, William S., Mrs.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000489983
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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