Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:
Dispatch, Gen. Robert E. Lee to Col. William Gilham, 1861-07-19
Scope and Contents Dispatch, July 19, 1861, ordering Gilham to muster troops and "oppose the progress of the enemy" in the vicinity of Staunton, Virginia.
Francis M. Boykin Civil War Papers
Scope and Contents The collection consists Civil War papers (8 items, all dated 1861), including two commission documents, extracts from orders, a letter from Governor John Letcher ordering Boykin to proceed to Grafton and communicate with Col. Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall), one letter bearing the signature of Gen. Robert E. Lee.
General Robert E. Lee visits the grave of Stonewall Jackson [lithograph], 1870
Scope and Contents Currier and Ives black and white lithograph depicting visit of General Robert E. Lee at the grave of General Stonewall Jackson in Lexington, Virginia. This view is alleedly based on a soldier's sketch.
Harry L. Wilson collection
Scope and Contents A collection of manuscripts, 9 items, principally autograph letters of Civil War notables dating 1858-1906. The collection was compiled by Harry L. Wilson, Jr. and donated to the Virginia Military Institute Archives. Items include a dispatch, 1862 April 28, from Stonewall Jackson to Gen. Ewell, requesting Ewell's presence. Other signed documents are in the hand of Robert E. Lee (1858), James Longstreet (1893), Jeb Stuart (1863), Mrs. Jeb Stuart (1886), Wade Hampton (1889), and John Mosby...
John E. Roller Papers
Scope and Contents The John E. Roller Papers consist of personal incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1862-1870, including Civil War era letters from cadet friends concerning life at VMI; Civil War dispatches and telegrams (1864), dating from his service with the Confederate States Engineers, including one document signed by General Robert E. Lee; scrapbook, ca. 1910, containing clippings about Civil War battles, veterans, unit reunions, monument...
John L. Tunstall papers
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous personal papers (5 items) of Cadet John L. Tunstall. Includes one letter from Cadet Tunstall to his mother, in which he describes the cermonies marking the second anniversary of the Battle of New Market (including the reinterment of 5 of the cadets killed at New Market), recalls the horror of the war, and mentions visit of Robert E. Lee to Stonewall Jackson's gravesite; 2 notebooks containing VMI Class notes (Engineering); one photograph album containing ca. 33 images of...
John Sims Papers
Scope and Contents The papers consist of 14 letters written by VMI Cadet John Sims (Class of 1871), to members of his family. Dated 1868-1871, the correspondence provides rich details of cadet life during that era, as well as containing personal news. Sims mentions many leisure activities --a traveling theater troupe, baseball vs. Washington and Lee University Lee, debating societies, ice skating--as well commenting on academic life and routine events. The letter dated October 17, 1870 mentions viewing the body...
Found in: Virginia Military Institute Archives / John Sims Papers
Letter, from Maj. General Robert E. Lee., 1861 April 29.
Scope and Contents
Orders Boykin to muster into service volunteer companies and to take position near Grafton to protect the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
Letter, Robert E. Lee to H. G. D. Brown, 1866 April 21
Scope and Contents Reply to inquiry from a parent of a prospective student at Washington College.
Letter, Robert E. Lee to Longstreet, Owen & Co., 1866 Jan 26
Scope and Contents Written at Lexington VA to firm of Longstreet, Owen and Company. regarding business topic.