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Robert E. Lee to Winfield Scott Letter (Photostat)

Identifier: SC 01242

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Scope and Contents

Photostat made in 1965 of a letter from Robert E. Lee, West Point, to Winfield Scott,  congratulating Scott on his appointment as lieutenant-general and describing a dinner that Lee gave to celebrate the appointment.  February 14, 1855.


  • Creation: 1965


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Biographical Information:

Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 - October 12, 1870) was a career U.S. Army officer and perhaps the most celebrated general of the Confederate forces to serve during the American Civil War. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Custodial History:

Original in the possession of Thomson King, former curator of the Maryland Academy of Sciences.

Acquisition Information:


Guide to the Robert E. Lee to Winfield Scott Letter
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository