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.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: 1, Folder: 18
Scope and Contents This folder contains copied materials relating to the American Civil War, specifially the Confederate States of America and information about its army.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1832 - 1990
Scope and Contents An address by President Gaines to the officers and directors of The Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation.
Notebook - William Allan's "Memoranda of a Conversation with Robert E. Lee", 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19
File — Box: 13, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Between February 1868 and February 1870 Washington College professor and former Confederate Ordinance officer, William Allan, had five conversations with college president Robert E. Lee which he manually recorded in this memo book which he titled “Conversations with Gen. R. E. Lee”. Soon after each conversation, Allan described retreating to his office to record the highlights. In 1886, former Washington College Clerk of faculty and Librarian, Edward Clifford "E.C." Gordon shared with Allan,...
Dates: 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19; 1886-11
File — Box: 2, Folder: 85
Overview General Lee discusses general strategy, particularly in defense of Richmond, Virginia.
File — Box: 1, Folder: 46
Overview Robert E. Lee resigns from the United States Army, attributing it to the necessity of protecting his home state.