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Robert E. Lee to Stonewall Jackson, 1862 November 23

Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia,

Camp Fredericksburg, November 23, 1862

 

Lieutenant-General Jackson, Commanding, &c.:

General: Should my former dispatches have been received, you will have been informed of the position of the enemy and of that portion of the army with me. I will, however, report that General Burnside’s whole army is apparently opposite Fredericksburg, stretching from the Rappahannock to the Potomac. Since my last dispatch, General Stuart has reported that Warrenton Junction and Manassas have been abandoned, and the stores collected there burned. The bridges on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, from the Rappahannock to Bull Run, inclusive, have been destroyed, and the indications are that hostile operations in that country have ceased for the winter. General Stuart also reports that two divisions of Sigel’s corps (those of Stahel and Carl Schurz) have passed through Centreville, on the way to Washington; and that but three brigades, under Generals Slocum and Geary, were left at Harper’s Ferry, and one brigade in Maryland.   

Under this view of things, if correct, I do not see, at this distance, what military effect can be produced by the continuance of your corps in the valley. If it were east of the Blue Ridge, either in Loudoun, Fauquier, or Culpeper, its influence would be felt by the enemy, whose rear would be threatened, though they might feel safe with regard to their communications. Another advantage would be, provided you were at Culpeper, that you would be in railroad communication with several points, so that the transfer of your troops would be rendered certain, without regard to the state of the weather or the condition of the roads. If, therefore, you see no way of making an impression on the enemy from where you are, and concur with me in the views I have expressed, I wish you would move east of the Blue Ridge, and take such a position as you may find best. There is forage and subsistence in Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison, and Greene, and, I believe, in Upper Fauquier and Loudoun, all of which ought to be collected and secured.

I am as yet unable to discover what may be the plan of the enemy. He is certainly making no forward movement, though he may be preparing to do so. I am apprehensive that, while keeping a force in our front, he may be transferring his troops to some other quarter, and the march of a portion of Sigel’s corps to Alexandria would favor this view of the subject. Should this be the case, the position of your corps at Culpeper would be advantageous. General Longstreet’s corps is now here, with two brigades of cavalry and the reserve artillery. One brigade of cavalry (General Hampton’s) occupies the forks of the Rappahannock, headquarters at Stevensburg.

I am, with great respect, your obedient servant,

R E Lee

General

 

 

 

Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 21, pp. 1027-1028

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 December 18      

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Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Louis M. D. Guillaume ca. 1866-1873  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Louis M. D. Guillaume ca. 1866-1873  
Robert E. Lee         Eleanor Agnes Lee 1866 January 3  
Robert E. Lee         Sidney Smith Lee 1866 January 4  
Charles S. Venable         Walter H. Taylor 1866 January 10 Charles S. Venable to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3
Robert E. Lee         Eleanor Agnes Lee 1866 January 22  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Richard M. Devens 1866 February 5  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Eleanor Agnes Lee 1866 February 8  
Robert E. Lee         Joint Committee on Reconstruction 1866 February 17  
Robert E. Lee         Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1866 March 6  
Robert E. Lee         Julie G. Chouteau 1866 March 21  
Robert E. Lee         Francis S. Smith 1866 April 5  
Robert E. Lee         Martha Custis Williams Carter 1866 April 7  
Wesley Norris         National Anti-Slavery Standard 1866 April 14  
Robert E. Lee         Edmund Lee 1866 May 2  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Eleanor Agnes Lee 1866 May 5  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Frances Nottingham 1866 May 6  
Robert E. Lee         Louis M. D. Guillaume 1866 May 13  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1866 May 14  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Louis M. D. Guillaume 1866 May 24  
Robert E. Lee         James Longstreet 1866 May 25  
Robert E. Lee         Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1866 May 26  
Mildred Childe Lee         Virginia Cooper Dawson 1866 June 7  
Robert E. Lee         Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1866 June 13  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Frances Nottingham 1866 July 1  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Frances Nottingham 1866 July 4  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1866 July 7 Robert E. Lee to Edward Lee Childe, 1866 July 7, Page 2
Henry H. Tucker         Robert E. Lee 1866 July 10  
Robert E. Lee         Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1866 July 16  
Robert E. Lee         Henry H. Tucker 1866 July 18  
Robert E. Lee         Mary Custis Lee 1866 July 20  
Robert E. Lee         Grace Totten Stevens 1866 July 21  
Charles Carter Lee         Robert E. Lee 1866 July 25  
Robert E. Lee         Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1866 July 28  
Robert E. Lee         Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1866 August 2  
Robert E. Lee         Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1866 August 10  
Fitzhugh Lee         Manning Marius Kimmel 1866 August 12  
Robert E. Lee         Edward A. Barbour 1866 August 15  
Ada Sarah Alexander Barbour Decherd         Robert E. Lee 1866 September 23  
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee         Eleanor Agnes Lee 1866 September 26  
Robert E. Lee         Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1866 Oxtober 18  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Frances Nottingham 1866 October 22  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Mildred Childe Lee 1866 October 24  
Robert E. Lee         John W. Brockenbrough 1866 November 16  
Robert E. Lee            George Washington Lafayette Fly 1866 November 23  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Mildred Childe Lee 1866 November 25  
Robert E. Lee         Laura Mason Chilton Wise 1866 November 28  
Robert E. Lee         Elizabeth Stanford Pierson Sayre 1866 November 28  
Robert E. Lee         Richard Henry Lee 1866 November 29  
Robert E. Lee         Lewis Neale Whittle 1866 November 29  
Robert E. Lee         Martha Custis Williams Carter 1866 December 1  
Robert E. Lee         S. Shepherd 1866 December 1  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Frances Nottingham 1866 December 2  
Robert E. Lee         Louis Newberger 1866 December 5  
Robert E. Lee         John Thomson Mason 1866 December 7  
Robert E. Lee         Vincent Willis & Co. 1866 December 10  
Robert E. Lee         John J. Garnett 1866 December 13  
Robert E. Lee         Sir John Acton 1866 December 15  
Robert E. Lee         Lizzie McConkey 1866 December 15  
Robert E. Lee         William B. Leary 1866 December 15  
Robert E. Lee         Martha Custis Williams Carter 1866 December 22  
Robert E. Lee         A. W. Scott 1866 December 24  
Robert E. Lee         J. Greenwood 1866 December 24  
Prospectus of the Southern Association for the benefit of the Widows and Orphans of the Southern States         Prospectus of the Southern Association for the benefit of the Widows and Orphans of the Southern States 1867  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1867 January 5  
               
Robert E. Lee         John A Simkins 1867 January 10  
Robert E. Lee         John B. Minor 1867 January 17  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1867 January 22  
Robert E. Lee         Edward A. Pollard 1867 January 24  
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee         Mildred Childe Lee 1867 January 30  
Robert E. Lee         Robert Ould 1867 February 4  
Robert E. Lee         David S. G. Cabell 1867 February 9  
William Custis Burke         Ralph Randolph Gurley 1867 February 9  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1867 February 9  
Robert E. Lee         William Ellinger 1867 February 12  
Robert E. Lee         James A. McCabe, Jr. 1867 February 27  
Robert E. Lee         Charlotte Bull Barnwell Elliott 1867 March 2  
Robert E. Lee         John B. Minor 1867 March 2  
Robert E. Lee         S. S. Scranton & Co. 1867 March 4  
Robert E. Lee         A. J. Wedderburn 1867 March 6  
William D. Chipley         Walter H. Taylor 1867 March 7 William D. Chipley to Walter H. Taylor
Robert E. Lee        

R. P. W. Fauntleroy

1867 March 9  
Robert E. Lee         Armistead L. Long 1867 March 9  
Robert E. Lee         Jason Sanford 1867 March 9  
Robert E. Lee         A. D. Fitch 1867 March 12  
Robert E. Lee         F. B. Deane, Jr. 1867 March 16  
Robert E. Lee         Joseph E. Hover 1867 March 19  
Robert E. Lee         William B. Reed 1867 March 21  
Robert E. Lee         James T. Earle 1867 March 26  
Robert E. Lee         E. A. F. Mears 1867 March 27  
Robert E. Lee         E. B. Treat & Co. 1867 March 27  
Robert E. Lee         Robert Ould 1867 March 29  
Robert E. Lee         Joseph E. Johnston 1867 April 3  
Robert E. Lee         Raphael J. Moses 1867 April 3  
Robert E. Lee         John W. Brown 1867 April 6  
Robert E. Lee         C. V. Baxley 1867 April 8  
Robert E. Lee         Dr. A. G. Kimberly 1867 April 8  
Robert E. Lee         Mary Randolph 1867 April 11  
Robert E. Lee         John W. Brown 1867 April 16  
Robert E. Lee         Dr. Charles Carter    1867 April 17  
Robert E. Lee         Frank Fuller 1867 April 20  
Robert E. Lee         Louis Zimmer 1867 May 1  
Robert E. Lee         Philip Tomppert 1867 May 10  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Warren 1867 May 11  
Robert E. Lee         Louis Gounart 1867 May 14  
Robert E. Lee         S. A. McGinnis 1867 May 14  
Robert E. Lee         Socrates Maupin 1867 May 15  
Robert E. Lee         John B. Baldwin 1867 May 20  
Robert E. Lee         M. E. Wells 1867 May 21  
Robert E. Lee         Dabney H. Maury 1867 May 23  
Robert E. Lee         Maximillian Schele De Vere 1867 May 23  
Robert E. Lee         Frank Y. Commagen 1867 June 3  
Varina Davis         Walter H. Taylor 1867 June 3 Varina Davis to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3
Robert H. Chilton         Robert E. Lee 1867 July 26  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Mildred Childe Lee 1867 August 11  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Eliza Snowden Thomas 1867 August 29  
Robert E. Lee         Charles Carter Lee 1867 September 16  
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee         Mildred Childe Lee 1867 September 22  
Fitzhugh Lee         Manning Marius Kimmel 1867 October 1  
Robert E. Lee         Martha Custis Williams Carter 1867 October 4  
Robert E. Lee         James Longstreet 1867 October 29  
William F. Wickham         Elizabeth Leigh Fry and Anna Campbell Carter Leigh 1867 December 4  
Robert E. Lee         William D. Cabell 1867 December 26  
Robert E. Lee         Martha Custis Williams Carter 1868 January 1  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1868 January 16  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Mildred Childe Lee 1868 February 2  
Robert E. Lee         C. B. Richardson 1868 February 28  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Jonathan Worth 1868 March 12  
Robert E. Lee         Harriet E. Cazenove 1868 March 12  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Lucy Penn Taylor Lee 1868 Spring  
Robert E. Lee         H. T. Mumford 1868 April 4  
Robert E. Lee         Martha Custis Williams Carter 1868 April 14  
Robert E. Lee         Robert H. Maury 1868 June 6  
Varina Davis         Walter H. Taylor 1868 July 6 Varina Davis to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1868 July 10  
Varina Davis         Walter H. Taylor 1868 July 24 Varina Davis to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3
Robert E. Lee, et al. (White Sulphur Statement)         William S. Rosecrans 1868 August 26  
Sidney Smith Lee         John Warfield Johnston 1868 September 16  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1868 September 17  
Robert E. Lee         Helen Taylor 1868 September 29  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1868 October 14  
Robert E. Lee         George Henry Pierce 1868 October 15  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1868 October 25  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1868 November 9  
Robert E. Lee         Samuel H. Tagart 1868 November 20  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Charles Carter Lee 1868 November 28  
Charles Carter Lee         Robert E. Lee 1868 December 3  
Robert E. Lee         J. Wilson Brown 1868 December 23  
Robert E. Lee         Kensey Johns Stewart 1869 February 11  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1869 February 16  
Robert E. Lee         Blanche de Trigueti Childe 1869 February 16  
Robert E. Lee         Martha Custis Williams Carter 1869 February 22  
Robert E. Lee         George W. Jones 1869 March 22  
Robert E. Lee         Students of Washington College 1869 March 30  
Robert E. Lee         Mrs. F. S. Cater 1869 April 2  
Robert E. Lee         Samuel H. Tagart 1869 May 3  
Robert E. Lee         Albert Taylor Beldsoe 1869 May 15  
Robert E. Lee         Samuel H. Tagart 1869 May 18  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Letitia McCreery Burwell 1869 May 25

Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee to   Letitia McCreery Burwell, Page 1

Page 2

Charles Marshall         Walter H. Taylor 1869 June 9 Charles Marshall to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
Walter H. Taylor         Charles Marshall 1869 June 12 Walter H. Taylor to Charles Marshall, Page 2 and 3
Robert E. Lee         Hugh Blair Grigsby 1869 June 26  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1869 July 2  
Robert E. Lee         Martha Custis Williams Carter 1869 July 20  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Charles Carter Lee 1869 July 27  
Robert E. Lee         David McConaughy 1869 August 5  
Charles S. Venable         Walter H. Taylor 1869 August 21 Charles S. Venable to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1869 September 9  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1869 September 22  
Robert E. Lee          Henry V. Leger 1869 October 9  
Robert E. Lee         A. C. Quarrier 1869 November 15  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1869 November 17  
Robert E. Lee         John Barron, Jr. 1869 November 18  
Robert E. Lee         Students and Faculty of Washington College 1869 November 23  
Robert E. Lee         Martha Custis Williams Carter 1869 November 27  
Robert E. Lee         Walter H. Taylor 1869 December 16  
Robert E. Lee         W. Gordon McCabe 1870 February 9  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1870 February 19  
Robert E. Lee         Blanche de Trigueti Childe 1870 February 19  
Robert E. Lee         Walter H. Taylor 1870 February 21  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1870 March 8  
Robert E. Lee         Mildred Childe Lee 1870 March 21  
Robert E. Lee         William Henry Fitzhugh Lee 1870 March 22  
Robert E. Lee         George Washington Custis Lee 1870 May 20  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Letitia McCreery Burwell 1870 April 19  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1870 June 3  
Robert E. Lee         Cassius F. Lee 1870 June 6  
Robert E. Lee         Benjamin L. Willingham 1870 June 28  
Robert E. Lee         George Washington Custis Lee 1870 July 22  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1870 July 23  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1870 August 20  
Robert E. Lee         Edward Lee Childe 1870 August 22  
Robert E. Lee         Martha Custis Williams Carter 1870 August 27  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Mildred Childe Lee 1870 August 29  
Eleanor Agnes Lee         Isabella Ritchie Harrison 1870 September 29  
Mary Anna Randoph Custis Lee         Isabella Ritchie Harrison 1870 September 29  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Isabella Ritchie Harrison     1870 October 4  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Charles Carter Lee 1870 October 7  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Francis H. Smith 1870 October 10  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Isabella Ritchie Harrison 1870 October 10-13  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Charles Carter Lee 1870 October 13  
The New York Times         Obituary for Robert E. Lee 1870 October 13  
William Nalle         Columbiana Major Nalle 1870 October 16  
William N. Pendleton         Walter H. Taylor 1870 October 24 files/1870-Oct-24-WN-Pendleton-to-WH-Taylor-1-2.jpg, Page 2
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Letitia McCreery Burwell 1870 November 15  
Charles S. Venable         Walter H. Taylor 1870 December 3 Charles S. Venable to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Eleanor Agnes Lee 1870 December 4  
George Washington Custis Lee         Walter H. Taylor 1870 December 6 George Washington Custis Lee to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1870 December 12  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Unknown 1870 December 23  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1870 January 9  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1871 January 23  
Charles Marshall         Eleanor Agnes Lee 1871 January 27  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Charles Carter Lee 1871 February 6  
Jubal A. Early         Walter H. Taylor 1871 April 9 Jubal A. Early to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
John Hite Lee         Cassius F. Lee, Jr 1871 Jun 12  
Edward P. Alexander         Walter H. Taylor 1871 September 4 Edward P. Alexander to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Cassius F. Lee, Sr 1872 January 3  
William Hnry Fitzhugh Lee         Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1872 May 31  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Eleanor Agnes Lee 1872 August 18  
Mary Custis Lee         Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1872 August 18  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Mildred Childe Lee 1872 September 8  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Eleanor Agnes Lee 1872 September 14  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1872 September 23  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1872 October 7  
George Washington Custis Lee         Walter H. Taylor 1872 November 13 George Washington Custis Lee to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Phoebe Cocke 1873  
Margaret Junkin Preston         Eleanor Agnes Lee ca. 1873 - 1874  
Julia Strudwick Tutwiler         Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1873 January 26  
Wade Hampton         Walter H. Taylor 1873 February 8 Wade Hampton to Walter H. Taylor
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Unknown 1873 March 9  Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee to UnknownPage 2
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee         Louis M. D. Guillaume 1873 June 3  
George Washington Custis Lee         Chapman Johnson Leigh 1873 November 10  
George Washington Custis Lee         Chapman Johnson Leigh 1873 November 19  
Wade Hampton         Walter H. Taylor 1873 December 22 Wade Hampton to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Benjamin H. Hill         "Robert E. Lee" 1874  
Charles O'Conor         Roger A. Pryor, Jr. 1874 March 4  
Daniel H. Hill         Jubal A. Early 1874 April 10 Daniel H. Hill to Jubal A. Early, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
John Lee Carroll         Fitzhugh Lee 1874 April 15 John Lee Carroll to Fitzhugh Lee, Page 2
Jubal A. Early         Walter H. Taylor 1874 April 29 Jubal A. Early to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
Walter H. Taylor           1874 August 22 Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3
Jefferson Davis         Sidney Lanier 1875 January 24  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         George Washington Custis Lee 1875 April 4  
James Longstreet         Walter H. Taylor 1875 April 20 James Longstreet to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Walter H. Taylor         James Longstreet 1875 April 28 Walter H. Taylor to James Longstreet, Page 2
James Longstreet         Walter H. Taylor 1875 May 31 James Longstreet to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
James L. Kemper         Fitzhugh Lee 1875 November 4  
Jubal A. Early         Walter H. Taylor 1876 May 2 Jubal A. Early to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3
Jefferson Davis         Walter H. Taylor 1877 March 3 Jefferson Davis to Walter H. Taylor
Jefferson Davis         Walter H. Taylor 1877 March 25 Jefferson Davis to Walter H. Taylor
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee         Walter H. Taylor 1877 October 6 William Henry Fitzhugh Lee to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Lafayette McLaws         Walter H. Taylor 1878 January 24 Lafayette McLaws to Walter H. Taylor
Jefferson Davis         Walter H. Taylor 1878 January 31 Jefferson Davis to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
Samuel Phillips Lee         Henrietta B. Lee 1878 February 25 Samuel Phillips Lee to Henrietta B. Lee
Charles S. Venable         Walter H. Taylor 1878 March 29 Charles S. Venable to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6
George Washington Custis Lee         James Longstreet 1879 July  
Cassius F. Lee         Edmund Jennings Lee 1879 December 4  
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee         Marcus J. Wright 1881 April 20 William Henry Fitzhugh Lee to Marcus J. WrightPage 2
Mildred Lee         Edmund J. Lee 1882 October 12  
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee         Charles Kerr 1883 January 4  
George Washington Custis Lee         A.L. Johnson 1884 November 22  
Jefferson and Varina Davis         Walter H. Taylor 1886 December 26 Jefferson and Varina Davis to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Fitzhugh Lee         Calling Card 1887 January 11  
Walter H. Taylor         Garnet Wolseley 1887 April 29 Walter H. Taylor to Garnet Wolseley, Page 2
Garnet Wolseley         Walter H. Taylor 1887 May 21 Garnet Wolseley to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2, Page 3, Envelope Side 1, Envelope Side 2
George Washington Custis Lee         Edward Valentine 1887 July 2  
Robert E. Lee, III         Harriet T. Upton 1887 September 1  
Moses Ezekiel         Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1887 September 5  
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee         O. H. Peck 1888 Feburary 14 William Henry Fitzhugh Lee to O. H. Peck
George Washington Custis Lee         Statement of Robert E. Lee 1888 May 4  
Lucy Penn Taylor Lee         Ella Goodrum Lee 1888 May 30  
Lucy Penn Taylor Lee         George Taylor Lee 1888 June 2  
Lucy Penn Taylor Lee         George Taylor Lee 1888 June 12  
Lucy Penn Taylor Lee         George Taylor Lee 1888 November 14  
Fitzhugh Lee         Cassius F. Lee, Jr. 1889 May 11  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Robert Alonzo Brock 1890 November 10  
George Washington Custis Lee         Robert Alonzo Brock 1891 August 11  
William Mahone         Walter H. Taylor 1891 November 28 William Mahone to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
William Mahone         Walter H. Taylor 1891 November 29 William Mahone to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Henrietta B. Lee         Edmund Jennings Lee 1892 January 15  
William S. Cralle         Cassius F. Lee 1892 January 22  
James Henry Lea         Edmund Jennings Lee 1892 January 27  
James Henry Lea         Edmund Jennings Lee 1892 February 4  
Fitzhugh Lee         Edmund Jennings Lee 1892 March 3 Fitzhugh Lee to Edmund Jennings Lee
William S. Cralle         Cassius F. Lee 1892 May 12  
George Washington Custis Lee         Edmund Jennings Lee 1892 May 17 George Washington Custis Lee to Edmund Jennings LeePage 2Page 3Page 4
Charles S. Venable         Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1892 June 4  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Miss Hope 1892 June 15  
James Longstreet         Walter H. Taylor 1892 August 19 James Longstreet to Walter H. Taylor
Mary D. Gouverneur         Edmund Jennings Lee 1892 November 28  
Mary D. Gouverneur         Edmund Jennings Lee 1893 January 20 Mary D. Gouverneur to Edmund Jennings LeePage 2
James Longstreet         Walter H. Taylor 1893 May 17 James Longstreet to Walter H. Taylor
James Longstreet         Walter H. Taylor 1894 March 6 James Longstreet-to Walter H. Taylor, 1894 March 6
Charles S. Venable              Walter H. Taylor 1894 March 9 Charles S. Venable to Walter H. Taylor, 1894 March 9, Page 2
Catlett C. Taliaferro         Walter H. Taylor 1894 April 11 C. C. Taliaferro to Walter H. Taylor, 1894 April 11
George Washington Custis Lee         Edmund Jennings Lee 1894 October 24 George Washington Custis Lee to Edmund Jennings LeePage 2Page 3Page 4
Samuel Phillips Lee         Edmund Jennings Lee 1895 June 6 Samuel Phillips Lee to Edmund Jennings Lee
Charles Henry Lee         Edmund Jennings Lee 1895 June 12 Charles Henry Lee to Edmund Jennings LeePage 2
Richard Henry Lee         Edmund Jennings Lee 1895 July 18 Richard Henry Lee to Edmund Jennings LeePage 2
George Washington Custis Lee         Mildred Childe Lee 1899 June 16  
Joseph Van Holt Nash         Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1900 February 22  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Miss Alice 1904 April 1  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Robert Edward Lee 1904 October 11  
Benjamin William Green         Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1904 October 17  
Benjamin William Green         Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1904 October 25  
Leigh Robinson         Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1905 April 8  
George Washington Custis Lee         Eliza Preston Benton McDowell Wolff 1905 August 10  
Mary Custis Lee         Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1906 January 5  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Joseph Bryan 1906 February 3  
George Washington Custis Lee         William T. Meade 1907 August 13  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Robert Edward Lee 1907 September 6  
George Washington Custis Lee         Statement 1908 January 6  
Charles William Penn Brock         George Patterson 1908 May 2  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.         Thomas Nelson Page 1908 December 14  
W. Herbert Burk         Mary Custis Lee 1909 August 30  
George M. Lee         Daisy 1913 Janaury 7  
Kate Cabell Cox         Richard Henry Stuart 1916 November 24  
Mary Tabb Bolling Lee         Edward Valentine 1922 January 27  
Edward Valentine         Mary Tabb Bolling Lee 1922 February 7  
Nancy Astor         Clarence J. Astor 1925 April 17  
Cazenove Gardner Lee         Lucy Brown Beale 1929 July 5  
Douglas Southall Freeman         Grace Beale Cunningham 1935 March 1  
Susan B. Harrison         Harry Stone 1936 April 19  
Elizabeth Price Houston         Harry Stone 1936 August 28  
Isabel Marshall         Helen Knox 1939 September 29  
Douglas Southall Freeman         Elizabeth Copeland Norfleet 1948 May 31 and 1948 June 4  
Andrew Wyeth         Florence Gardner 1972 May 16  
United States Senate         Senate Joint Resolution 23 1975 August 5  
Richard B. Smith         Sherwood Smith 1975 October 10  
Richard B. Smith         Nancy Marshall 1975 November 20  

Letters: 1861

Robert E. Lee Jr.       Mildred Childe Lee ca. 1861  
John Letcher       Walter H. Taylor 1861 January 1 John Letcher to Walter H. Taylor
Robert E. Lee       Nellie Whiteley 1861 January 1  
Lydia Huntley Sigourney       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 January 2  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 January 10  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1861 January 22  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 January 23  
Robert E. Lee       George Washington Custis Lee 1861 January 30  
W. A. Nichols       Special Orders No. 16 1861 February 4  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Elizabeth Stiles 1861 February 9  
Eleanor Agnes Lee       Anne Carter Lee 1861 February 14  
Robert E. Lee       John Twohig 1861 February 19  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 February 19  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 February 24  
Robert E. Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 March 15  
Robert E. Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 April 1  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1861 April 12  
Eleanor Agnes Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 April 19  
Robert E. Lee       Winfield Scott 1861 April 20

Robert E. Lee to Winfield Scott

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Robert E. Lee       Anne Kinloch Lee Marshall 1861 April 20 Robert E. Lee to Anne Kinloch Lee Marshall,  Page 2
James May       Cassius F. Lee 1861 April 22  
L. P. Bayne and J. J. Chancellor       Robert E. Lee 1861 April 22  
Cassius F. Lee       Robert E. Lee 1861 April 23  
Robert E. Lee       General Orders No. 1 1861 April 23  
Robert E. Lee       Virginia Convention 1861 April 23  
Robert E. Lee       Philip St. George Cocke 1861 April 24  
Philip St. George Cocke       Robert E. Lee 1861 April 24  
Robert E. Lee       Daniel Ruggles 1861 April 24  
Philip St. George Cocke       Robert E. Lee 1861 April 24  
Robert E. Lee       Cassius Lee 1861 April 25  
William H. Lee       Robert E. Lee 1861 April 25  
Robert E. Lee       James Lyons 1861 April 25  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 April 26  
Hugh W. Sheffey       Robert E. Lee 1861 April 27  
Robert E. Lee       John Letcher 1861 April 27  
John Letcher       Robert E. Lee 1861 April 27  
Robert E. Lee       Stonewall Jackson 1861 April 27  
Robert E. Lee       Alonzo Loring 1861 April 29  
Robert E. Lee       Andrew Talcott 1861 April 29  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 April 30  
Robert E. Lee       Francis Marshall Boykin 1861 April 30  
Robert E. Lee       Stonewall Jackson 1861 May 1  
Richard L. Page       Walter H. Taylor 1861 May 2 Richard L. Page to Walter H. Taylor
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 May 2  
Robert E. Lee       Philip St. George Cocke 1861 May 3  
John Letcher       Walter H. Taylor 1861 May 3 John Letcher to Walter H. Taylor
Robert E. Lee       Walter Gwynn 1861 May 3  
Robert E. Lee       William B. Taliaferro 1861 May 3  
Robert E. Lee       John Letcher 1861 May 3  
Robert E. Lee       Walter H. Taylor 1861 May 4 Robert E. Lee to Walter H. Taylor
Robert E. Lee       Stonewall Jackson 1861 May 4  
Robert E. Lee       Alonzo Loring 1861 May 4  
Robert E. Lee       George A. Porterfield 1861 May 4  
Robert E. Lee       Daniel Ruggles 1861 May 4  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1861 May 5  
Robert E. Lee       Jubal Early 1861 May 6  
Eleanor Agnes Lee       Anne Carter Lee 1861 May 6  
Robert E. Lee       Philip St. George Cocke 1861 May 7  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 May 8  
Robert E. Lee       Jubal Early 1861 May 9  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Robert E. Lee 1861 May 9  
Eleanor Agnes Lee       Annie Lee 1861 May 10  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 May 11  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 May 11  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Robert E. Lee 1861 May 12  
Robert E. Lee       Philip St. George Cocke 1861 May 13  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Custis Lee 1861 May 13  
Robert E. Lee       Benjamin S. Ewell 1861 May 14  
Robert E. Lee       Philip St. George Cocke 1861 May 15  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 May 16  
Robert E. Lee       George A. Porterfield 1861 May 19  
Robert E. Lee       Benjamin S. Ewell 1861 May 20  
Robert E. Lee       Francis H. Smith 1861 May 21  
Robert E. Lee       Milledge Luke Bonham 1861 May 22  
Robert E. Lee       Walter Gwynn 1861 May 22  
Eleanor Agnes Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 May 23  
Robert E. Lee       Milledge Luke Bonham 1861 May 24  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 May 25  
Robert E. Lee       John B. Magruder 1861 May 26  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis 1861 May 28  
Irvin McDowell       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 May 30  
John Letcher       Walter H. Taylor 1861 May 31 John Letcher to Walter H. Taylor
Robert E. Lee       Joseph E. Johnston 1861 June 1  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 June 9  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 June 11  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 June 11  
Robert E. Lee       John Letcher 1861 June 14  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 June 24  
Robert E. Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 June 29  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1861 June 30  
Robert E. Lee       Robert S. Garnett 1861 July 1  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 July 2  
Robert E. Lee       Thomas A. Dodamead 1861 July 5  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 July 8  
Robert E. Lee       Robert S. Garnett 1861 July 11  
Robert E. Lee       Henry A. Wise 1861 July 11  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 July 12  
Martha Custis Williams Carter       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 July 13  
Robert E. Lee       Henry R. Jackson 1861 July 14  
David W. Todd       Gen. John Winder 1861 July 15  
Robert E. Lee       John B. Magruder 1861 July 15  
Samuel Cooper       Walter H. Taylor 1861 July 16 Samuel Cooper to Walter H. Taylor
Robert E. Lee       Henry R. Jackson 1861 July 16  
Robert E. Lee       Joseph E. Johnston 1861 July 24  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 July 27  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Ann Carter Lee 1861 July 30  
Robert E. Lee               Henry A. Wise 1861 August 3  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 August 4  
Robert E. Lee       Henry A. Wise 1861 August 5  
Robert E. Lee       Special Orders No. 239 1861 August 5  
Robert E. Lee       Alfred Beckley 1861 August 8  
Robert E. Lee       Henry A. Wise 1861 August 8  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 August 9  
Henry A. Wise       Robert E. Lee 1861 August 10  
Robert E. Lee       Henry A. Wise 1861 August 12  
Robert E. Lee       Henry A. Wise 1861 August 14  
Pickens Brooks Bird       His Aunt 1861 August 18  
Eleanor Agnes Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 August 20  
Robert E. Lee       Henry A. Wise 1861 August 21  
Robert E. Lee       Special Orders No. 243 1861 August 21  
Robert E. Lee       Alfred Beckley 1861 August 24  
Robert E. Lee       George Deas 1861 August 25  
Robert H. Chilton       Robert E. Lee 1861 August 26  
Robert E. Lee       Henry A. Wise 1861 August 27  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee and Anne Carter Lee 1861 August 29  
Robert E. Lee       Henry A. Wise 1861 August 31  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 September 1  
Robert E. Lee       John B. Floyd 1861 September 7  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 September 9  
Robert E. Lee       Special Orders 1861 September 9  
Robert E. Lee       Henry A. Wise 1861 September 9  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1861 September 10  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Daughters 1861 September 12  
Robert E. Lee       Edward C. Turner 1861 September 14  
Robert E. Lee       Special Orders 1861 September 14  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 September 15  
Robert E. Lee       John B. Floyd 1861 September 16  
Robert E. Lee       Louisa Washington 1861 September 16  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 September 17  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1861 September 18  
Robert E. Lee       Henry A. Wise 1861 September 21  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 September 21  
Robert E. Lee       Henry A. Wise 1861 September 23  
Robert E. Lee       John B. Floyd 1861 September 25 Robert E. Lee to John B. Floyd
Robert E. Lee       Special Orders No. 1-2 1861 September 26  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 September 26  
Robert E. Lee       John B. Floyd 1861 September 28  
Robert E. Lee       John B. Floyd 1861 September 28  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 October 1  
Robert E. Lee       Special Orders 1861 October 6  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 October 7  
Robert E. Lee       John B. Floyd 1861 October 10  
Robert  E. Lee       Special Orders 1861 October 14  
John Withers       John B. Floyd 1861 October 18 John Withers to John B. Floyd
Robert E. Lee       Special Orders 1861 October 26  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 November 5  
Eleanor Agnes Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 November 10  
Robert E. Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 November 15  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 November 18  
Fitzhugh Lee       Report 1861 November 19  
Robert E. Lee       Annie Lee and Agnes Lee 1861 November 22

Robert E. Lee to Annie and Agnes Lee

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Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1861 November 24  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Anne Carter Lee 1861 December 1
Eleanor Agnes Lee       William Orton Williams 1861 December 1
Robert E. Lee       Anne Carter Lee 1861 December 8  
Robert H. Chilton       Walter H. Taylor 1861 December 10 Robert H. Chilton to Walter H. Taylor
Eleanor Agnes Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 December 21  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 December 22
Robert E. Lee       Andrew G. Magrath 1861 December 24  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1861 December 25  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Custis Lee 1861 December 25  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1861 December 27  
Mary Braxton Randolph Carter       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1861 December 29  
Robert E. Lee       George Washington Custis Lee 1861 December 29  
Judah P. Benjamin       Walter H. Taylor 1861 December 31 Judah P. Benjamin to Walter H. Taylor

Letters: 1864

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Robert E. Lee       General Orders No. 1 1864 January 1  
Fitzhugh Lee       Jubal Early 1864 January 1  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 January 2  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1864 January 4  
Jefferson Davis       Robert E. Lee 1864 January 4  
Robert E. Lee       Lucius B. Northrop 1864 January 5  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Jones 1864 January 5  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 January 6  
Robert E. Lee       Jubal Early 1864 January 6  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 January 8  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randoph Custis Lee 1864 January 10  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 January 12  
James A. Seddon       Walter H. Taylor 1864 January 15  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 January 15  
Robert E. Lee       James Longstreet 1864 January 16  
Lavinia Randolph Deas Mason       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 January 18  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1864 January 20 (report of the battle of Gettysburg)  
Robert E. Lee       Special Orders No. 7 1864 January 22  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 January 24  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 February 6  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 February 8  
Stephen F. Cameron       Robert E. Lee 1864 February 13  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 February 14  
Robert E. Lee       James Longstreet 1864 February 17  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Frances Nottingham 1864 March [no day]  
Fitzhugh Lee       Samuel Cooper 1864 March 4  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1864 March 5  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 March 6  
Robert E. Lee       James Longstreet 1864 March 8  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Willis 1864 March 11  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 March 18  
Robert E. Lee       Caroline Calvert Stuart Holliday 1864 March 19  
Robert E. Lee       Margaret Stuart Hunter 1864 March 20  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 March 20  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 March 23  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 March 24  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 March 26  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 March 27  
Robert E. Lee       George Washington Custis Lee 1864 March 29  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 March 30  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Francis H. Smith 1864 March 30  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1864 April 1  

Robert E. Lee

      George Gordon Meade 1864 April 1  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 April 2  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1864 April 3  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 April 3  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 April 9  
George Gordon Meade       Robert E. Lee 1864 April 17  
Robert E. Lee       James Longstreet 1864 April 20  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 April 21  
Robert E. Lee       James B. Ferguson 1864 April 22  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 April 23  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 April 27  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 April 27  
Robert E. Lee       Margaret Stuart Hunter 1864 April 28  
Fitzhugh Lee       William Smith 1864 April 30 Fitzhugh Lee to William Smith
Robert E. Lee       George Washington Custis Lee 1864 April 30  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 April 30  
Robert E. Lee       Jeb Stuart 1864 April 30  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 May 2  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1864 May 4  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 May 10  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 May 10  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 May 12  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 May 12  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 May 16  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1864 May 16  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 May 16  
George Washington Custis Lee       Braxton Bragg 1864 May 17  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 May 18  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 May 20  
Robert E. Lee       General Orders No. 44 1864 May 20  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 May 21  
Robert E. Lee       Richard H. Anderson 1864 May 21  
John Singleton Mosby       Robert E. Lee 1864 May 22  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 May 23  
Robert E. Lee       John D. Imboden 1864 May 25  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 May 26  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 May 27  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 May 28  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 May 29  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 2  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 3  
Robert E. Lee       Circular 1864 June 3  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 4  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 5  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1864 June 5  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 6  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1864 June 6  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 6  
Robert E. Lee       Braxton Bragg 1864 June 7  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1864 June 7  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 7  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 7  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 8  
Braxton Bragg       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 10  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 10  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 10  
Robert E. Lee       Braxton Bragg 1864 June 10  
Robert E. Lee       A. P. Hill 1864 June  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 12  
Robert E. Lee       Jubal A. Early 1864 June 18  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 19  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 24  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 24  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 24 (second missive)  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 24  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 24  
Robert E. Lee       George Washington Custis Lee 1864 June 25  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 25  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 June 26  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 26  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 26 (second missive)  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 26 (third missive)  
Fitzhugh Lee       Robert E. Lee 1864 June 26  
Robert E. Lee       Fitzhugh Lee 1864 June 26  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 26  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 June 28  
Robert E. Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1864 June 28  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 June 30  
Robert E. Lee       Francis H. Smith 1864 July 4  
Robert E. Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1864 July 5  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 6  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 July 7  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 July 7  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1864 July 8  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 July 8  
George Washington Custis Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 July 8  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 8  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1864 July 9  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 9  
George Washington Custis Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 July 9  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 July 10  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1864 July 10  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 July 11  
James A. Seddon        Robert E. Lee 1864 July 13  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 July 13  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 13  
Wade Hampton       Charles S. Venable 1864 July 13  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1864 July 15  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 July 16  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 July 18  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 July 19  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1864 July 19  
Robert E. Lee       Indorsement 1864 July 20  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1864 July 20  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 20  
Sidney Smith Lee       Walter H. Taylor 1864 July 21 Sidney Smith Lee to Walter H. Taylor, 1864 July 21
Robert E. Lee       Wade Hampton 1864 July 22  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 July 23 (second missive)  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 23  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 July 23  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 24  
Robert E. Lee       George Washington Custis Lee 1864 July 24  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 July 24  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 25  
Robert E. Lee       Richard H. Anderson 1864 July 27  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 28  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 July 28  
Robert E. Lee       Thomas L. Rosser 1864 July 28  
Robert E. Lee       Richard H. Anderson 1864 July 28  
Robert E. Lee       Richard H. Naderson 1864 July 29  
Robert E. Lee       Moxley Sorrel 1864 July 29  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 July 30  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 July 30  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 July 31  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Custis Lee 1864 July 31  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 August 7  
Robert E. Lee       General Orders No. 54 1864 August 10  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Custis Lee 1864 August 11  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1864 August 12  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Mildred Childe Lee 1864 August 12  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 August 14  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1864 August 14  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 August 14  
James A. Seddon       Robert E. Lee 1864 August 17  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 August 23  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Tinsley Kindred 1864 August 23  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 August 23  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 August 24  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 August 28  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Mary Tinsley Kindred 1864 September 1  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 September 2  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 September 5  
Edwin Gray Lee       William Nelson Pendleton 1864 September 10 Edwin Gray Lee to William Nelson PendletonPage 2
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 September 10  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Ann Hyde Fowlkes 1864 September 17  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 September 17  
Fitzhugh Lee       Unknown 1864 September 17  Fitzhugh Lee
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 September 18  
Robert E. Lee       George Washington Custis Lee 1864 September 18  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 September 25  
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 September 25  
Robert E. Lee       Braxton Bragg 1864 September 26  
Robert E. Lee       General Orders No. 1864 October  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1864 October 1  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1864 October 2  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1864 October 3  
Robert E. Lee       James B. Seddon 1864 October 4  
William Smith       Robert E. Lee 1864 October 6  
Robert E. Lee       James B. Ferguson 1864 October 9  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 October 9  
Robert E. Lee       William Smith 1864 October 10  
Robert E. Lee       Jubal Early 1864 October 12  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1864 October 12  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 October 14  
Robert E. Lee       William Smith 1864 October 14  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1864 October 18  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1864 October 18  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1864 October 19  
Jubal A. Early       Walter H. Taylor 1864 October 20 Jubal A. Early to Walter H. Taylor
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 October 23  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 October 25  
Robert E. Lee       A. P. Hill 1864 October 31  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 October 31  
Robert E. Lee       Fitzhugh Lee 1864 November 2  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1864 November 6  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 November 12  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1864 November 14  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 November 15  
Robert E. Lee       Robert Taylor 1864 November 16  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 November 16  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1864 November 20  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 November 20  
Robert E. Lee       Jeremy Francis Gilmer 1864 November 21  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 November 25  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Custis Lee 1864 November 28  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 November 30  
Robert Granderson Cole       Lucius B. Northrop 1864 November 30  
Lucius B. Northrop       Robert Granderson Cole 1864 December 10  
Lucius B. Northrop       Robert E. Lee 1864 December 13  
Robert E. Lee       George Washington Custis Lee 1864 December 13  
Robert E. Lee       Zebulon Vance 1864 December 14  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Mary Anna Randolph Cuistis Lee 1864 December 14  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 December 17  
Robert E. Lee       Henry Coalter Cabell 1864 December 19  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1864 December 19  
Richmond Sentinel         1864 December 19  
Eli Hamilton Janney       Robert E. Lee 1864 December 22  
Robert F. Hoke       Robert E. Lee 1864 December 25  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Custis Lee 1864 December 25  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1864 December 30  
Eleanor Beverley Meade       Rebecca Wormeley Beverley Meade 1864 December 31  

Letters: 1865

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Matthew Calbraith Butler       Walter H. Taylor 1865 January 2  
Braxton Bragg       Walter H. Taylor 1865 January 2  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Mildred Childe Lee 1865 January 3  
Braxton Bragg       Robert E. Lee 1865 January 6  
Zebulon B. Vance       Robert E. Lee 1865 January 6  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon

1865 January 8

 
James Longstreet       Robert E. Lee 1865 January 8  
Charles S. Venable       Special Orders No. 8 1865 January 9  
Robert E. Lee       Wade Hampton 1865 January 9  
James Longstreet       Robert E. Lee 1865 January 9  
Robert E. Lee       Andrew Hunter 1865 January 11  
Jeferson Davis       Robert E. Lee  1865 January 16  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1865 January 16  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1865 January 16  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 January 17  
Jefferson Davis       Robert E. Lee 1865 January 18  
Robert E. Lee       James A. Seddon 1865 January 18  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1865 January 19  
Robert E. Lee       Samuel Cooper 1865 January 20  
Thomas S. Bocock       Jefferson Davis 1865 January 21  
W. L. Bradford       Sidney Smith Lee 1865 January 24  
Braxton Bragg       Robert E. Lee 1865 January 25  
Robert E. Lee       Unknown 1865 January 25  
Braxton Bragg       Robert E. Lee 1865 January 26  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Custis Lee 1865 January 26  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 January 29  
Robert E. Lee       Richard S. Ewell 1865 January 30  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 February 3  
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee       Mildred Childe Lee 1865 February 4  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Custis Lee 1865 February 5  
Samuel Cooper       General Orders No. 3 1865 February 6  
Robert E. Lee       William Smith 1865 February 9  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 February 11  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 February 12  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Mildred Childe Lee 1865 February 16  
Robert E. Lee       Ethelbert Barksdale 1865 February 18  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 February 18  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 February 21  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 February 21  
Robert E. Lee       James Longstreet 1865 February 22  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 February 23  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1865 February 24  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1865 March [no day]  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 March 1  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 March 10  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 March 12  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 March 14  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1865 March 15  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 March 19  
Robert E. Lee, Jr.       Mildred Childe Lee 1865 March 21  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1865 March 23  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 March 24  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1865 March 27  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1865 March 27 (second missive)  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 March 27  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1865 March 28  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1865 March 28  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1865 March 29  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1865 March 31  
Robert E. Lee       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1865 April 1  
Robert E. Lee       Citizens of Amelia Court House 1865 April 4  
Robert E. Lee       Special Orders 1865 April 9  
Robert E. Lee       Parole 1865 April 9  
Ulysses S. Grant       Robert E. Lee 1865 April 9  
John Gibbon       Articles of Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia 1865 April 10  
Robert E. Lee       General Orders No. 9 1865 April 10  
Robert E. Lee       Jefferson Davis 1865 April 12  
Robert E. Lee       John C. Breckinridge 1865 April 12  
James M. Noonan       Robert E. Lee 1865 April 17  
Thomas M. Cook       Robert E. Lee 1865 April 23  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Lucy Penn Taylor Lee 1865 April 26  
Robert E. Lee       Ulysses S. Grant 1865 April 27  
Thomas M. Cook       Robert E. Lee 1865 April 29  
John Stewart       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 May 1  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1865 May 2  
William H. Platt       Robert E. Lee 1865 May 5  
Charles Benjamin Richardson       Robert E. Lee 1865 May 5  
Robert E. Lee       Belle Stewart 1865 May 9  
Hanson A. Risley           Robert E. Lee 1865 May 9  
John Letcher       Robert E. Lee 1865 May 15  
Robert E. Lee       S. B. Anderson 1865 May 17  
William D. Cabell       Robert E. Lee 1865 May 23  
Robert E. Lee       Parole of Robert E. Lee 1865 May 25  
George M. Brockett       Robert E. Lee 1865 May 27  
Robert E. Lee       Andrew Johnson 1865 June 13  
Phineas J. Horwitz       William Grier 1865 June 16  
Robert E. Lee       Edward Lee Childe 1865 June 17  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Louise Patteson Branch 1865 June 19  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1865 June 20  
Robert E. Lee       Charles Carter Lee 1865 June 21  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1865 June 24  
Robert E. Lee       Unknown 1865 June 24  
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee       Octavia Robinson Haxall 1865 June 25  
Robert E. Lee       Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1865 July 10  
Robert E. Lee       Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1865 July 22  
Robert E. Lee       John B. Cocke 1865 July 28  
Robert E. Lee       Walter H. Taylor 1865 July 31  
Mildred Childe Lee       John Preston Cocke 1865 July-August  
Robert E. Lee       Trustees of Washington College 1865 August 24  
Robert E. Lee       John Letcher 1865 August 28  
Eli Metcalfe Bruce       Robert E. Lee 1865 August 29  
Robert E. Lee       Philip Slaughter 1865 August 31  
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard       Robert E. Lee 1865 September 1  
Robert E. Lee       Josiah Tatnall 1865 September 7  
Robert E. Lee       Matthew Fontaine Maury 1865 September 8  
Robert E. Lee       Nannie Enders 1865 September 8  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 September 19  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 September 25  
Robert E. Lee       Charles A. Davidson 1865 October 2  
Robert E. Lee       Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 1865 October 3  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 October 3  
Robert E. Lee       Williams Carter Wickham 1865 October 3  
Robert E. Lee       Testimonial 1865 October 3  
Edward A. Pollard       Robert E. Lee 1865 October 4  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 October 9  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 October 10  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 October 15  
Robert E. Lee       Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee 1865 October 19  
Robert E. Lee       Robert E. Lee, Jr. 1865 October 19  
Varina Davis       Eleanor Agnes Lee 1865 October 19  
Wade Hampton       Robert E. Lee 1865 November 2  
Robert E. Lee       Testimonial 1865 November 6  
Jonathan Echols       Robert E. Lee 1865 November 23  
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard       Robert E. Lee 1865 November 25  
Robert E. Lee       Collett Leventhorpe 1865 December 4  
Robert E. Lee       Martha Custis Williams Carter 1865 December 20  

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