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- Letter, 7 May 1866, from Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) to E. J. Harvie (1835-1911), enclosing his opinion of Harvie's service while a colonel in the Army of Northern Virginia (enclosure not included) and regretting that Harvie might leave Virginia
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- 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.
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