• The Lees of Virginia
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  • The Lees of Virginia

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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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.



U.S. Military Academy West Point. N.Y. Sept: 16. 1852.



I have the honor to report for your information that Cadet R H Lee, whose absence without leave was reported to you on the 8th inst: returned to the Post on the 14th Inst in company with his father. I have thought it necessary to place him in arrest with a view to his trial by the Genl: Court Martial now in session.


I am very respy.

Your obedt. Servt.

R. E. Lee Br. Col. Supt. Mily. Acady.



Source: Superintendent's Daily Correspondence United States Military Academy, Superintendent's Letter Book No. 2, p. 286. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City.”


Uploaded by Colin Woodward, 2015 December 23

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