Robert E. Lee Papers (2024)

Letters from Robert E. Lee

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    Robert E. Lee to Samuel D. Stuart

    1866-01-01English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Thomas Miller

    1866-01-01English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 142

    Robert E. Lee to Samuel D. Stuart

    1866-01-06English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 143

    Robert E. Lee to W. I. Hawks

    1866-01-08English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 144

    Robert E. Lee to Maggie M. Sawyer

    1866-01-18English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 145

    Robert E. Lee to George L. Baker

    1866-01-23English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 146

    Robert E. Lee to John W. Brockenbrough

    1866-01-23English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 147

    Robert E. Lee to James B. Dorman

    1866-01-23English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 148

    Robert E. Lee to Churchill Gibson

    1866-01-24English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 149

    Robert E. Lee to Mary Anna Morrison Jackson

    1866-01-25English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 150

    Robert E. Lee to Longstreet, Owens, and Co.

    1866-01-26English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 151

    Robert E. Lee to James S. Ford

    1866-02-25English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 152

    Robert E. Lee to John B. Baldwin

    1866-02-26English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 153

    Robert E. Lee to Reuben Johnston

    1866-03-06English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 154

    Robert E. Lee to Jubal Early

    1866-03-15English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 155

    Robert E. Lee to Samuel D. Stuart

    1866-03-16English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 156

    Robert E. Lee to William J. Folkes

    1866-03-21English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 157

    Robert E. Lee to Edward L. Hedden

    1866-03-23English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 158

    Robert E. Lee to Jennie Congdon

    1866-04-10English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 159

    Robert E. Lee to Alexander Gardiner

    1866-04-25English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 160

    Robert E. Lee to Alexander Gardiner

    1866-05-19English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 161

    Robert E. Lee to James Longstreet

    1866-05-25English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 162

    Robert E. Lee to I. Lucian Jones

    1866-05-28English.
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    Robert E. Lee to A. R. Hays

    1866-06-04English.
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    Robert E. Lee to John B. Lapsley

    1866-06-05English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Osman Latrobe

    1866-06-08English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 166

    Robert E. Lee to John R. Thompson

    1866-06-09English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 167

    Robert E. Lee to James K. Edmondson

    1866-06-29English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 168

    Robert E. Lee to J. W. Lapsley

    1866-06-30English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 169

    Robert E. Lee to Charles S. Venable

    1866-07-06English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 170

    Robert E. Lee to Henry L. Tucker

    1866-07-18English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 171

    Robert E. Lee to James P. Rogers

    1866-07-21English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 172

    Robert E. Lee to Peregrine Wroth

    1866-08-11English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 173

    Robert E. Lee to Tardy, Williams, and Co.

    1866-08-14English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 174

    Robert E. Lee to S. Bassett French

    1866-09-18English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 175

    Robert E. Lee to P. G. Sutphin

    1866-09-18English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 176

    Robert E. Lee to Frederick Gussetti

    1866-09-26English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 177

    Robert E. Lee to James L. Bewley

    1866-09-28English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 178

    Robert E. Lee to I. D. Driesbach

    1866-10-03English.
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    Robert E. Lee to E. T. Bledsoe

    1866-10-08English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Joseph Henry

    1866-10-13English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Jubal Early

    1866-10-15English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 182

    Robert E. Lee to Socrates Maupin

    1866-10-17English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Charles Marshall

    1866-11-09English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 184

    Robert E. Lee to Washington College Board of Trustees

    1866-11-16English.
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    Robert E. Lee to James K. Edmondson

    1866-11-19English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 186

    Robert E. Lee to Duncan M. McIntyre

    1866-11-20English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Students

    1866-11-26English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Lord Acton

    1866-12-15English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 189

    Robert E. Lee to Educational Association of Virginia

    1866-12-31English.
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    Robert E. Lee to John B. Minor

    1867-01-17English.
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    Robert E. Lee to David S. G. Cabell

    1867-02-25English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Charles Carter Lee

    1867-03-14English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 193

    Robert E. Lee to William B. Reed

    1867-03-21English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 194

    Robert E. Lee to James Chestnut

    1867-05-17English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 195

    Robert E. Lee to John C. Shafer

    1867-06-15English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 196

    Robert E. Lee to John L. Campbell

    1867-09-09English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 197

    Letter extending credit for college fees

    1867-09-23English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 198

    Robert E. Lee to T. F. Carter

    1867-09-26English.
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    Robert E. Lee to W. W. Austin

    1867-09-30English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 200

    Robert E. Lee to Charles Carter Lee

    1867-10-24English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 201

    Robert E. Lee to Fitz John Porter

    1867-10-31English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 202

    Robert E. Lee to Hugh McCulloch

    1867-11-11English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 203

    Robert E. Lee to William "Billy" Mahone

    1867-11-11English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 204

    Robert E. Lee to James K. Edmondson

    1867-11-15English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 205

    Robert E. Lee to Andrew W. Varner

    1867-11-16English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 206

    Robert E. Lee to Martha Norvell Caskie

    1867-11-22English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 207

    Robert E. Lee to Mrs. S. R. Alexander

    1867-12-18English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 208

    Robert E. Lee to Miers W. Fisher

    1867-12-24English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Richard Bland Lee, II

    1868-01-06English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 210

    Robert E. Lee to John B. Lafitte

    1868-01-13English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 211

    Robert E. Lee to William McLaughlin

    1868-01-27English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Richard L. Page

    1868-02-10English.
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    Robert E. Lee to William Nelson Pendleton

    1868-02-13English.
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    Robert E. Lee to C. B. Richardson

    1868-02-28English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Douglas Frazar

    1868-03-02English.
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    Robert E. Lee to John W. Truslow

    1868-03-07English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Rodney A. Mercer

    1868-03-26English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Miss Lella

    1868-04-12English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Walter Herron Taylor

    1868-04-13English.
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    Robert E. Lee to William C. Rives

    1868-04-29English.
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    Robert E. Lee to N. W. Hibbard

    1868-05-14English.
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    Robert E. Lee to D. R. Osbourne

    1868-05-25English.
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    Robert E. Lee to R. H. Maury

    1868-06-06English.
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    Robert E. Lee to William G. Williamson

    1868-06-15English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Edwin Gray Lee

    1868-06-22English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 226

    Robert E. Lee to Frank Alexander Waddill

    1868-06-25English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Charles Marshall

    1868-07-02English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Unknown

    1868-07-02English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Robert Beverly

    1868-07-02English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 230

    Robert E. Lee to Julia Lee

    1868-07-06English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 231

    Robert E. Lee to E. C. Gordon

    1868-08-03English.
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    Robert E. Lee to E. C. Gordon

    1868-08-18English.
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    Robert E. Lee to E. C. Gordon

    1868-09-02English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 234

    Robert E. Lee to John F. Tackett

    1868-11-30English.
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    Robert E. Lee to W. A. Morgan

    1868-12-03English.
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    Robert E. Lee to A. Minis

    1868-12-05English.
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    Robert E. Lee to Charles Carter Lee

    1868-12-22English.
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    Robert E. Lee to H. I. Furber

    1868-12-23English.
  • Text [0000003975] box: 3 folder: 239

    Robert E. Lee to J. Wilcox Brown

    1868-12-23English.
  • Robert E. Lee Papers (2024)

    FAQs

    Who was Robert E. Lee Short answer? ›

    Robert E. Lee commanded the Army of Northern Virginia, the most successful of the Southern armies during the American Civil War, and ultimately commanded all the Confederate armies. As the military leader of the defeated Confederacy, Lee became a symbol of the American South.

    Did Robert E. Lee renounce his citizenship? ›

    Lee's dedication to his native State of Virginia chartered his course for the bitter Civil War years, causing him to reluctantly resign from a distinguished career in the United States Army and to serve as General of the Army of Northern Virginia. He, thus, forfeited his rights to U.S. citizenship.

    What famous quote did Lee utter at the Battle of Fredericksburg? ›

    On December 13, Burnside sent six Union divisions across an open field against Lee's well-fortified line, causing such slaughter that Burnside wept openly at the outcome and Lee was inspired to utter his famous remark to his subordinates, “It is well that war is so terrible.

    What was Robert E. Lee's weaknesses? ›

    However, Robert E Lee Tactics proved fatally defective. His tactical defects were that he was too aggressive on the field, he frequently failed to take charge of the battlefield, his battle plans were too complex or simply ineffective, and his orders were too vague or discretionary.

    Did Lee say never fight uphill? ›

    "Never fight uphill me boys!" (Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg) is one of those great military quotes along with "Never fight in le muck, mes garcons" (Charles VI.

    Who was the general who defeated Robert E. Lee? ›

    While it was the most significant surrender to take place during the Civil War, Gen. Robert E. Lee, the Confederacy's most respected commander, surrendered only his Army of Northern Virginia to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

    What did Robert E. Lee like to eat? ›

    A ringing statement, for which unwitting support can be found from no less than the beau ideal of the Confederacy. Lee, who loved his black cook's fried chicken, once said that all he wanted was "a Virginia farm — no end of cream and fresh butter — and fried chicken.

    What is Robert E. Lee's famous quote? ›

    Duty. Duty is the sublimest word in the language; you can never do more than your duty; you shall never wish to do less.

    What was Lee's famous quote? ›

    But that's not the only gem from Bruce Lee's treasury of wisdom. Here are some of his most famous quotes that have inspired countless individuals worldwide: "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times."

    What was Lee's biggest mistake? ›

    Pickett's Charge

    Perhaps the most well-known of General Lee's failures, his frontal attack on the Union center on the third day at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, was perhaps his worst. In a repeat of the Malvern Hill disaster, Lee ordered an attack by 12,000 men across an open field.

    Was Robert E. Lee punished by the Civil War? ›

    Johnson granted a general amnesty for the former Confederates and Lee's indictment was dismissed shortly afterward. As Reeves points out, he had outlasted prosecutors. He died a free man. Because he never faced trial, Lee's conduct was left to historians rather than a jury of his peers.

    Was Robert E. Lee a good American? ›

    Eisenhower revealed on national television that one of the four “great Americans” whose pictures hung in his office was none other than Robert E. Lee, a thoroughly perplexed New York dentist reminded him that Lee had devoted “his best efforts to the destruction of the United States government” and confessed that since ...

    Who was Robert E. Lee quizlet? ›

    "Robert E. Lee was the leading Confederate General during the U.S. Civil War and has been venerated as a heroic figure in the South."

    Why was Robert E. Lee such a good general? ›

    During the Civil War, Lee commanded the Army of Northern Virginia. He was a brilliant leader, decisive, and not afraid to take risks. He awed and inspired his troops with his courage, integrity, honesty, and intelligence.

    How tall was Robert E. Lee? ›

    Available Data on the Illnesses of General Robert E. Lee. 1863, end of March. — For the first time during the war, General Lee required medical attention. He was then aged fifty-six, florid, •about 5 feet 10½ inches in height, and weighed about 165 pounds.

    Who was the leader of the Confederacy? ›

    Jefferson Finis Davis, the first and only President of the Confederate States of America, was a planter, politician and soldier born in Kentucky and raised in Mississippi.

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