Robert E. Lee Letters for the years 1861 thru 1866

Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee wrote 22 Letters from a total of 12 locations including Richmond, VA, Coosawhatchie, SC, and Near Richmond, VA. Robert E. Lee wrote a total of 9 people including James Longstreet, and Ulysses Grant. Most of Robert E. Lee's letters were written in the year 1865. Several other letters were written in 1862 and 1866. Who did Robert E. Lee know? View Robert E. Lee's social graph.

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  • Robert Lee letter to Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.

    Richmond, VA - 24 July 1861

    I cannot express the joy I feel, at the beautiful victory of the 21st.

  • Robert Lee letter to Jefferson Davis.

    Coosawhatchie, SC - 24 November 1861

    I recollect, however, that at the interview at which I was present Mr. Chesnut urged, on the part of General Beauregard, the importance of reinforcing the army of the Potomac to enable it to oppose the Federal forces

  • Robert Lee letter to Thomas Jackson.

    Near Richmond, VA - 11 June 1862

    Your recent successes have been the cause of the liveliest joy in this army as well as in the country.

  • Robert Lee letter to J Macgruder.

    Headquarters Department Of Northern Virginia - 29 June 1862

    I regret much that you have made so little progress to-day in pursuit of the enemy. In order to reap the fruits of our victory the pursuit should be most vigorous.

  • Robert Lee letter to John Pope.

    unknown - 2 September 1862

    The body of General Philip Kearny was brought from the field last night

  • Robert Lee letter to unknown.

    Fredericktown, MD - 8 September 1862

    It is right that you should know the purpose that brought the army under my command within the limits of your State, so far as that purpose concerns yourselves.

  • Robert Lee letter to Jefferson Davis.

    Headquarters Near Fredericktown, MD - 8 September 1862

    The present position of affairs, in my opinion, places it in the power of the government of the Confederate States to propose with propriety to that of the United States the recognition of our independence.

  • Robert Lee letter to Jefferson Davis.

    Camp Orange, VA - 8 August 1863

    The general remedy for the want of success in a military commander is his removal. This is natural, and in many instances proper.

  • Robert Lee letter to James Longstreet.

    Richmond, VA - 31 August 1863

    I have wished for several days past to return to the army, but have been detained by the President.

  • Robert Lee letter to E Anderson.

    unknown - 26 August 1864

    I take great pleasure in presenting to you my congratulations upon the conduct of the men of your corps.

  • Robert Lee letter to James Longstreet.

    Camp Petersburg, VA - 29 August 1864

    You will soon be as well as ever, and we shall all be rejoiced at your return. You must not, however, become impatient at the gradual progress you must necessarily make

  • Robert Lee letter to James Longstreet.

    Headquarters Confederate States Armies - 22 February 1865

    I agree with you entirely in believing that if we had gold we could get sufficient supplies for our army, but the great difficulty is to obtain the gold.

  • Robert Lee letter to James Longstreet.

    Headquarters - 25 February 1865

    I fear I did not entirely comprehend your views expressed in your letter of the 14th. I think, however, my reply meets your supposition, in the event of concentration by the enemy.

  • Robert Lee letter to James Longstreet.

    Headquarters - 2 March 1865

    I have received to-day your letter of the 1st instant, and concluded to propose an interview to General Grant.

  • Robert Lee letter to Ulysses Grant.

    Headquarters Confederate States Armies - 2 March 1865

    Sincerely desiring to leave nothing untried which may put an end to the calamities of war, I propose to meet you at such convenient time and place as you may designate

  • Robert Lee letter to Ulysses Grant.

    Headquarters Confederate States Armies - 2 March 1865

    ...expressed some apprehension lest the general terms used by you with reference to the exchange of political prisoners should be construed to include those charged with capital offences.

  • Robert Lee letter to Ulysses Grant.

    unknown - 7 April 1865

    I reciprocate your desire to avoid useless effusion of blood

  • Robert Lee letter to Ulysses Grant.

    unknown - 8 April 1865

    I received at a late hour your note of to-day. In mine of yesterday I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, but to ask the terms of your proposition.

  • Robert Lee letter to James Longstreet.

    Lexington, VA - 19 January 1866

    I have almost forgotten what it contained, but I hope it will inform you of my purpose in writing a history of the campaigns in Virginia, and of the object that I have in view, so that you may give me all the information in your power.

  • Robert Lee letter to James Longstreet.

    Lexington, VA - 26 January 1866

    I am much obliged to you for your business card, and the pleasure it has afforded me to know that you have entered into partnership.

  • Robert Lee letter to James Longstreet.

    Lexington, VA - 9 March 1866

    Can you not occupy your leisure time in preparing your memoirs of the war Every officer whose position and character would give weight to his statements ought to do so. It is the only way in which we may hope that fragments of truth will reach poster

  • Robert Lee letter to James Longstreet.

    Lexington, VA - 25 May 1866

    I am much pleased to know that your prospects in a commercial point of view are good and progressive. I hope they may regularly and surely advance.