Robert E. Lee letter to George Brinton McClellan
Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 574
Scope and Contents
Photocopy of a letter written at Richmond, Virginia, on June 17, 1862, and addressed to George B. McLellan (1826-1885), commander of the Union Army. Lee replies to McClellan's suggestion "to consider medical officers in care of the sick and wounded as non-combatants." Lee agrees "that such officers would be so regarded in the operations of the armies of Northern and Eastern Virginia." Lee thanks McClellan for the release of Dr. Tayler "who was left in attendance upon a sick man at Williamsburg."
- 1862 June 17
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Biographical / Historical
American soldier and educator. He served as general of the Confederate armies in the Civil War (1861-1865).
1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography
- Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
- McClellan, George Brinton
- Politics, Government, and Law
- Soldiers -- United States -- Biography -- Sources
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources
- United States. Army -- History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States. Army -- Medical care
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- 2011 November 4
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.