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Charles Marshall to Robert E. Lee, 1865-10-06

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 9

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This collection contains primary and secondary resources pertaining to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. Included are correspondences from, to, and about Lee and various family members; memorabilia, pamphlets, photographs, reminiscences, miscellaneous personal papers, family history and genealogy. The collection includes materials acquired from the Lee family and items donated to and purchased and compiled by W&L University since Lee's tenure as president of Washington College from 1865 - 1870. Adminstrative papers, such as President's Reports, etc..., from Robert E. Lee's presidency of the school may be found within the W&L University Archives. Please contact W&L Special Collections for information regarding the University Archives.

Dates

  • 1865-10-06

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Extent

From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Colonel Charles Marshall, who served as an aide de camp, assistant adjutant general and military secretary to Gen. Robert E. Lee during the Civil War, wrote to Lee to respond to a request for information concerning certain campaigns during the war. The lengthy letter mostly discusses army strength, casualties, and desertions for several battles, including Petersburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Rappahannock station. He discusses General Longstreet, General Jackson, General Hood, General Ewell, General Hill, General Beauregard, General Gordon, General Early, General Breckinridge, and General Pickett among others, all in reference to army strength at different times of the war.

Repository Details

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

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