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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."

Dates

  • 1862 June 17

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Robert E. Lee letter to George Brinton McClellan must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

American soldier and educator. He served as general of the Confederate armies in the Civil War (1861-1865).

Extent

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language

English

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Robert E. Lee letter to George Brinton McClellan
Status
In Progress
Author
Leslie Evens
Date
2011 November 4
Description rules
Appm
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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