Lee, Robert E., General (Robert Edward)
- Existence: 1807-1870
President, W&L, 1865-1870. C. in C. Confederate armies, 1865. See Douglas Southall Freeman, R. E. Lee, 4 vls., 1934-35.
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Item — Box: 7A, Folder: 41
Scope and Contents This letter was written by D. Creel from Chillicothe, Ohio on February 24, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The letter begins by praising Lee and making several biblical comparisons to Lee. Creel continues and begins to refer to his relation to Stonewall Jackson by marriage, and begins to recount events of Jackson's life as he viewed them up until his death during the Civil War. Creel also describes events of his own life, including raids by northern militias on his home.