Robert E. Lee

Reference for Henry W. Peck

[United States Military Academy, West Point, New York]

[1 January 1854]

Mr. Henry Peck of Ohio, entered the U.S. Mil Acady. the 1st July 1851—During the time he was a member of the Corps of Cadets he was conspicuous for his good soldiership & Military Deportment, & in June 1852 was selected from his class for one of the appointments of Corporal, which office he held to he left the Academy in June 1853.

During the two years he was connected with the Institution, he was attentive to his duties, subordinate & correct in his conduct & was deemed well acquainted with the school of the Soldier, Company, & Military Police.

I remain Very resply. Yr. obt Srvt.Signed/ R. E. Lee Br. Col:
Supt: Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 85.

Lee enclosed this reference in his letter to Peck of this date.