Lee's Commission as Lt. Col. US Army, 1855-03-03
Item — Box: 5, Folder: 17
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.
- United States. Army (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
This is the official commission by the United States Army extended to Robert E. Lee making him a lieutenant colonel. The document is signed by President Franklin Pierce. This is a photographic copy of the original commission.