American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:
Aaron Howell Pierson Sr. to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-15
This letter by Aaron Howell Pierson Sr. is addressed to Robert E. Lee. Pierson wishes to send his son to Washington College but does not know the requirements. Pierson worries that because of his son's service in the American Civil War, he may be too far behind his studies to attend.
Alexander Gardner to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-10
Phtographer Alexander Gardner plans to send Lee photographs that are on hand in his studio at that include his company's imprint. He also plans to print and mount one-hundred photographs without his imprint, per Lee's request.
Augustus Machim Garber to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-17
This letter by Augustus Machim Garber is addressed to Robert E. Lee. He writes that he has sent catalogues of Washington College to his uncle. However, his uncle would like information on fees and payment to the school. Garber also mentions sculptor William Rudolph O'Donovan and shares that the scultpor, with approval from Lee, will continue workingon a bust of Stonwall Jackson.
Originally included with this letter was a photograph of O'Donovan's bust of Stonewall Jackson.
Cabinet Cards of Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and other Confederate States of America generals
Charles B. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-05
This letter by Charles B. Richardson is addressed to Robert E. Lee. Enclosed with this letter was a map of the Army of the Potomac that Lee requested, as well as John Beauchamp Jones' "A Rebel War Clerk's Diary". Along with this package, Richardson updates Lee on the publishing of Henry Lee III's memoirs. Richardson also tells Lee that he is facing financial setbacks but they shouldn't hinder his business.
Civil War History (Copies)
This folder contains copied materials relating to the American Civil War, specifially the Confederate States of America and information about its army.
Ellen Reily to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-02
This letter to Robert E. Lee comes from Ellen Reily. She asks Lee if he could include her husband in his book on the American Civil War. She includes newspaper clippings, orders, and letters by and about her husband Colonel James Reily.
James Dabney McCabe to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-15
This letter by James Dabney McCabe is addressed to Robert E. Lee. McCabe asks permission to write about Lee's actions during the American Civil War. He includes that as an ex-cadet of Virginia Military Institue, he published "A Life of Lieut. Gen. T. J. Jackson" during the war.
Jefferson Davis Papers
John Thomas Gregory Collection
This collection contains biographical information and correspondence about John Thomas Gregory, of the 3rd Arkansas Infantry, Confederate States America, who was credited with saving Robert E. Lee's life at the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864.
Joseph Eggleston Johnston Papers
Includes Johnston's Order No. 18, April 27, 1865, to his troops after his surrender to Gen. William T. Sherman; a letter, Jan. 24, 1884, from Johnston to [James F. Rogers?] concerning some letters from Gen. R. E. Lee; autographed photograph of Johnston.
Jubal Anderson Early to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-15
Jubal Early recounts his participation in battles of the American Civil War and describes his experience living in Mexico since the Confederate surrender and his planned move to Canada.
The original envelope is included with this letter.
Lee Monument Association Collection
This collection contains a copy of 'Organization of the Lee Monument Association, and the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia, Richmond, Va., Nov. 3rd and 4th, 1870'. A second copy is cataloged under E547 .L47 in Special Collections Rare. The printed invitation to the unveiling of the Robert E. Lee statue on May 29, 1890 in Richmond, VA is also included, in two pieces.
Lee: The Background of a Great Decision. August 1865, 1934
An address by President Gaines to the officers and directors of The Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation.
Notebook - William Allan's "Memoranda of a Conversation with Robert E. Lee", 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19, 1886-11
Photo of a Commemorative Plaque Depicting Charles Francis Adams, Jr.
R. Thompson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-15
This letter by R. Thompson is addressed to Robert E. Lee. Thompson offers to publish a British edition of Lee's planned book on the American Civil War. Lee never wrote the book.
Robert E. Lee Papers
Robert E. Lee to Jefferson Davis, 1864-04-15
General Lee discusses general strategy, particularly in defense of Richmond, Virginia.
Robert E. Lee to Winfield Scott, 1861-04-20
Robert E. Lee resigns from the United States Army, attributing it to the necessity of protecting his home state.
Robert V. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-02
This letter by Robert Vinkler Richardson is for Robert E. Lee. Richardson is trying to establish foreign investment in the southern American cotton industry. His letter is written on a circular sent out to different cotton planters.
S. J. Henderson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-27
This letter to Robert E. Lee is from S. J. Henderson. Henderson and Judge Charles Lewis McConnell have heard Lee plans to write a book on the American Civil War. Henderson and McConnell ask to have publishing agency in Kentucky for Lee's book.
Sam Beach Jones to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-15
This letter by the Reverend Samuel Beach Jones is addressed to Robert E. Lee. In the letter, Jones mentions locating artwork and possibly a book possibly removed Arlington House during the war. The book he mentions was inscribed to Charles A. Atkinson. Jones offers to fund raise for Washington College.
Sargent, Wilson & Hinkle to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-31
This letter to Robert E. Lee is from the book publisher Sargent, Wilson and Hinkle. This letter asks Lee for his approval of McGuffey Eclectic Readers books on the American Civil War.
Stonewall Literary Society to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-01
This letter by members of the Stonewall Literary Society is for Robert E. Lee. The society writes to Lee that they have decided to make him an honorary member for his actions during the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia during the American Civil War.