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Autograph of Confederate General Robert E. Lee While at Washington College
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Here is your chance to own an authentic document signed by the most famous of all Confederate Generals, Robert E. Lee. This document was signed by Lee after the Civil War while he was serving as President of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia. Lee turned down higher paying jobs after the Civil War so that he could work at the college. His experience as superintendent of West Point prior to the Civil War helped him excel as an educational administrator at Washington College. During his five years at the college, he recruited northern and southern students and transformed the college into one of the nation's leading education centers. Soon after his death in October 1870, Lee's name was added to the name of the college, Washington & Lee College. The autograph is on a letter that is fully written by General Lee from Lexington, Virginia and is dated June 28, 1870, just four months before his death. The letter is written on Washington College letterhead and relates to student J.J. Lloyd. The letter, addressed to J.J. Lloyd Esquire, praises Lloyd's son, writing, "I have the pleasure of communicating to you the action of the Faculty of Washington College, commending your son, J.J. Lloyd, for distinguished industry and success in his studies during the past session."Lloyd's wife was cousin to Robert E. Lee, and Lee was reportedly in Lloyd's house when he received the news that he was to command the Army of Northern Virginia.The document that is visible measures 9-1/2 inches by 7-1/2 inches in overall size. It is a great original signed document from Robert E. Lee.

Item #: A6435
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Your Price:$2,450.00 USD
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