<br /> Lee Letter: n1

Washington and Lee University
Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

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 ServtSigned/ R E Lee. Bvt Col
Supt: Mily. Acady.

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.”