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- Twelve letters, dated 11 November 1854 to 29 April 1868, written by Robert E. Lee. Recipients include: Samuel Cooper, Roberta Parker, William Rives, William Smith, and Lorenzo Thomas. Includes correspondence written while Lee was superintendent at West Point (1852-1855). Also includes a letter written 21 May 1863 to Congressman William Rives, in which Lee commends the Confederate Army and especially the service of Stonewall Jackson, who had died two weeks previous. Other correspondence includes an invitation to a concert by the Danville Female College (Danville, Virginia), call for military aid from Virginia Governor William Smith, 1864, and a sympathy letter to the wife of congressman William Rives
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- Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870), Confederate General in command of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War.
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