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Robert E. Lee

A. G. Brackett

U.S. Mil. Acady West Point

19 Feby 1855

Sir.

I have recd. with deep regret the intelligence communicated in your letter of the 7th Inst. of the death of Capt: John E. Brackett; a graduate of this Institution; from disease contracted in the service of his country.

The officers at the Acady. & of the Army, cordially sympathize with his friends & relations in their bereavement, & beg to offer their sincere condolences.

I am Sir very respfy. Yr. Obt. Servt.Signed/ R.E. Lee Br. Col.
Supt. Mil. Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 186. Addressed “A. G. Brackett Logansport, Ia.”