Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
- 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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Cordes Sisters to Robert E. Lee, 1866-02-27
Item — Box 7A, Folder: 42
Scope and Contents
This letter was written by the Cordes Sisters and their personal friend Mary Byrnes from Ridgevill, South Carolina on February 27, 1866 to Robert E. Lee. The letter was sent in care of the sisters' father, Captain Theodore Cordes from Charleston, South Carolina. The letter is a follow up to a previous request of the sisters that went unanswered from December of 1865. The sisters requested some small memento from Lee, as they had great respect for him.