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General Orders No. 2 Assigning Lee Command of the Dept of Texas, 1860-02-06

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 19

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.


  • Creation: 1860-02-06


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This document is a general orders issued by the United States Army Headquarters in New York, NY on February 6, 1860. The orders state that Brevet Colonel Robert E. Lee of the 2nd Cavalry has been given command of teh Department of Texas in order to repar the headquarters of the department and assume command. The orders were given by Lieutenant General H. L. Scott, acting Assistant Adjutant Genearal.

Repository Details

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

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Lexington VA 24450 USA