<br /> Lee Letter: w347

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: D. R. Osborne

Dear Sir

There was no officer of the name of G. M. Brooke on my staff during the late war. Capt: John M. Brooke, an officer in the Confederate Navy & on duty in the Navy Dept Richmond, is a gentleman of great skill & worth

Very respy your obt servt

R E Lee

Mr D. R. Osborne.


R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library

Lee addressed letter’s envelope: “Mr D. R. Osborne Baltlimore Md.” On the left side of the envelope Lee wrote “Return to Washington College, Lexington, Va., If not delivered within 10 days.”