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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



U.S. Military Academy West Point NY. 5 Oct. 1852.



In compliance with your instructions of the 1st Inst. I have to request that one of the following married officers be detailed for duty at the Mil: Academy in the Dept: of Cavalry Tactics: preference being given in the order in which they are named.

2nd Lieut. Robert Ransom 1st Dragoons.

2nd Lieut. John Buford 2nd Dragoons.

Br. 2d Lieut. Kenner Garrard 1st Dragoons.

Br. 2 Lieut Roger Jones. Rifle Regt.

I am very respectfully Your obedt Servt

R E Lee Bvt Col Supt: Mily. Acady.



Source: Superintendent's Daily Correspondence United States Military Academy, Superintendent's Letter Book No. 2, p. 290. Addressed “Genl. Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”


Uploaded by Colin Woodward, 2015 December 23

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