Robert E. Lee Speech
Scope and Content
The Robert E. Lee Speech is a photocopy of a farewell address (General Order No. 9) to the Army of Northern Virginia, after his surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, April 10, 1865. It may have been copied by a soldier from an original.
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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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 a photocopy of a farewell address (General Order No. 9) by Robert E. Lee to the Army of Northern Virginia, after his surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, April 10, 1865.
Source of Acquisition
This collection was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1964.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Robert E. Lee Speech by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Robert E. Lee Speech was completed prior to January 2011. Additional description was completed in January 2011.
- Robert E. Lee Speech, 1865
- Stephanie Wenger
- 2011 (CC0 1.0)
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