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

 Person

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Robert E. Lee General Order No. 1, 1861 April 23

 Item
Scope and Contents Order number 1 signed, by Maj. General Robert E. Lee, in which he assumes command of military forces in Virginia

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 -...

Robert E. Lee Mexican War Maps. [digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll10

Robert E. Lee receipts, 1839;1853;1854

 Item
Scope and Contents Four receipts signed by Robert E. Lee, dating from his United States Army career.

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.

Surrender of General Lee at Appomattox, C.H. Va. April 9th 1865 [lithograph], 1873

 Item
Scope and Contents Lithograph by Currier and Ives depicting the surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

William Nalle letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0042
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one letter (dated October 16, 1870) from cadet William Nalle to his mother, Mrs. Thomas Botts Nalle. The letter contains a detailed account of the death and funeral of General Robert E. Lee. Nalle describes mourning activities at VMI, Washington College, and Lexington, standing guard over Lee's body with four other cadets, and the funeral procession. The letter also mentions a flood in Rockbridge County, Virginia that destroyed canal locks, bridges, and other...