Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
- Existence: 1807 - 1870
Robert E. Lee was the commanding General of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1807. His father was Major General Henry Lee III ("Light Horse Harry"). Lee attended West Point, graduating at the top of his class. Lee was opposed to the succession of the southern states; however, he stood by his native state. After the Civil War Lee became the President of Washington College (present day Washington and Lee University) in 1865 and held that position till his death. Lee used his position as president of the college to show support Johnson's reconstruction plan.
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This collection contains photocopies of affidavits, claims and answers, stipulations, and a bill for legal fees relating to U.S. v $28,000-Effects of R. E. Lee et al. which dealt with the seizure of land from Confederate leaders.