Creator

Date Original

1865-1868

Description

This collection consists of one letter from Robert E. Lee, Washington College, Lexington, Virginia, to Thomas W. Steele, Little Rock, Arkansas, dated February 11, 1868; one farewell address, general orders, No. 9, Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, dated April 10, 1865. This copy was reprinted by the United Confederate Veterans Final Reunion, Norfolk, Virginia, dated May 30, 1951.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) was an American Confederate general best known as commander of the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. The village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, was the location of the surrender of the Confederate Army on April 9, 1865 which ended the Civil War. The United Confederate Veterans, UCV or Confederate Veterans, was a Civil War veterans' organization from 1889-1951. Norfolk, Virginia was settled by Europeans in 1636.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one letter from Robert E. Lee, Washington College, Lexington, Virginia, to Thomas W. Steele, Little Rock, Arkansas, dated February 11, 1868; one farewell address, general orders, No. 9, Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, dated April 10, 1865. This copy was reprinted by the United Confederate Veterans Final Reunion, Norfolk, Virginia, dated May 30, 1951.

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Virginia

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.087.002

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Robert E. Lee letter, SMC.087.002

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Robert E. Lee letter, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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