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The Lee Family Digital Archive is the largest online source for primary source materials concerning the Lee family of Virginia. It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online. We are always looking for new letters, diaries, and books to add to our website. Do you have a rare item that you would like to donate or share with us? If so, please contact our curator, Colin Woodward, about how you can contribute to this historic project.



Head Quarters Military Academy. West Point. N.Y. Sept: 8. 1852.



I have the honor herewith to transmit, a letter of Bvt: Capt: E. K. Smith 1st Lieutenant 7th Infantry, asking that he may be ordered to join his Regiment—should his request be granted, it is desirable that he should be relieved as soon as practicable, and the following names are presented for this detail

2d. Lieutenant A. Baird 1st Arty.

Bvt: 2d Lieut: A. J. Perry 2nd Arty.

They are preferred in the order named—

I am Sir. Very respectfully Your obedt. Servt.

R. E.Lee Bvt: Col: US Engs Supt: Mily Acady



Source: Superintendent's Daily Correspondence United States Military Academy, Superintendent's Letter Book No. 2, p. 285. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington DC.”


Uploaded by Colin Woodward, 2015 December 22

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