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Magazine - "The Land We Love", 1868-02

 File — Box: 13, Folder: 3

Scope and Contents

Robert E. Lee's copy of D.H. Hill's post Civil War magazine "The Land We Love," which published an article pertaining to the story of Lee's "Lost Dispatch" - an order by General Robert E. Lee directing movements of his Army of Northern Virginia during the Maryland Campaign of 1862. It was lost by an unidentified Confederate courier and found by Union soldiers and subsequently forwarded to Union General George B. McClellan. The contents of the dispatch influenced the battles of South Mountain and Antietam.

Dates

  • 1868-02

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Extent

From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Repository Details

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

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