<br /> Lee Letter: wl219

Washington and Lee University

Sender: S. B. Buckner
Recipient: Robert E. Lee


It gives me pleasure to inform you that you have been selected as a Director for the State of Virginia in the “Southern Hospital Association for Disabled Soldiers,” to be located in New Orleans. The charter will be sent to you as soon as published. It will show you in detail the purposes of the Association, which, in brief are to furnish a house and medical attendance to all disabled soldiers of the Confederate States Army.

I hope to be able to signify to the Board your acceptance. Respectfully,

Yr obt servt

S. B. Buckner
Vice Pres’t.


Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: ” 12 July 1866 Genl S. Buckner Vice Pres: S. Hospital Association Says I have been App’d Director from Va 3 Oct – Ansd.”