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Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870

 Person

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Francis M. Boykin Civil War papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0232
Scope and Contents The collection consists of eight Civil War papers, including two commission documents, extracts from orders, a letter from Governor John Letcher ordering Francis M. Boykin to proceed to Grafton, West Virginia and communicate with Colonel Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall), and one letter bearing the signature of General Robert E. Lee.

Harry L. Wilson collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0351
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

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Identifier: MS-0171
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

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Identifier: MS-0181
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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0475
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...

Maurice Langhorne letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0375
Scope and Contents Letter (June 19, 1861) from Maurice Langhorne of Lynchburg to Gov. John Letcher, requesting that William R. Musser be released from military duty in order to conduct essential war service in Lynchburg. Langhorne states that Musser is active in supplying the troops and is also a skilled mechanic. The document is endorsed on the verso by several officers, including General Robert E. Lee. Lee declined the request.

Raleigh E. Colston papers

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Identifier: MS-0386
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two items. One letter of recommendation (ALS, July 7, 1866) written by General Robert E. Lee on behalf of General Colston. One volume, ca. 100 pages"Report on the Northern and Central Kordofan" (Cairo: printing Office of the General Staff, 1878); attached to this book are photographs of Colston wearing his Egyptian Army uniform, ca. 1878, and of Major H. G. Prout, Col. Egyptian Army; and miscellaneous other reports, 1878-1876.

Robert E. Lee and Lee Family miscellaneous papers

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Identifier: MS-0237
Scope and Contents Bulk consists of miscellaneous papers of Robert E. Lee and Mary Curtis Lee, including documents bearing their signatures. Also, one letter (1926) from Mrs. William A. Anderson to Sydney B. Williamson relating the history of a quilt made by Mrs. Lee that was donated to the VMI Museum.In addition, there is one letter from Henry Lee III (Light Horse Harry), the father of Robert E. Lee, dated July 7, 1779. ...

Robert E. Lee Mexican War Maps.

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0277
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 30 original military maps owned by Robert E. Lee. The bulk (28 items) were used by Lee in Mexico, 1846-1848, when he was serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army Engineers Corps. Two of the maps were drawn by Lee and bear his signature. These maps comprise one of the most comprehensive cartographic resources for the study of the Mexican War. In addition to the Mexican War material, the collection contains two Crimean War era maps - Sevastopol and Kronstadt -...

Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee engravings and lithographs

 Collection
Identifier: GR-Jackson-Lee
Scope and Contents Nineteenth century engravings and lithographs depicting Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. These were among the many prints that depicted significant figures of the Confederacy and were a popular fixture in many post-Civil War homes in the South.