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

 Person

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Dispatch from Robert E. Lee to John J. Clarke, 1862 May 8

 Item
Scope and Contents Dispatch remarks that "In prosecuting the work of obstructing James River you [John J. Clarke] are authorized to seize for the Confederate States any vessels in the river which you may need....".

Dispatch from Robert E. Lee to John J. Clarke, 1862 May 8

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/4301

Dispatch, Gen. Robert E. Lee to Col. William Gilham, 1861-07-19

 Item
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

 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.

General Robert E. Lee visits the grave of Stonewall Jackson [lithograph], 1870

 Item
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

 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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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...

Letter from Robert E. Lee to Francis M. Boykin, 1861 April 29

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from Richmond, Virginia. Letter orders Francis M. Boykin to muster into service volunteer companies and to take position near Grafton, West Virginia to protect the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.