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W.H. MacFarland to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-06

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 9

Scope and Contents

Two letters are included, one from William MacFarland to Robert E. Lee and one from Reverdy Johnson to William MacFarland. MacFarland referenced the Johnson letter in his own letter to Lee and included it in the envelope.


  • Creation: 1865-10-06

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



W.H. MacFarland wrote to Lee to tell him of a letter from Reverdy Johnson stating that it is not likely that Lee will be tried. Reverdy Johnson was a statesman and jurist from Maryland. He gained fame as a defense attorney, defending notables such as Sanford of the Dred Scott case, Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter at his court-martial, and Mary Surratt, alleged conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. MacFarland was a Virginia politician.

Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Lexington VA 24450 USA