Lee, Robert E., Speech A Guide to the Robert E. Lee Speech, 1865 Ms.1964.005

A Guide to the Robert E. Lee Speech, 1865 Ms.1964.005


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1964.005
Title
Robert E. Lee Speech,1865
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection contains a photocopy of a farewell address (General Order No. 9) to the Army of Northern Virginia, after his surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, April 10, 1865.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Robert E. Lee Speech, Ms1964-005, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1964.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Robert E. Lee Speech was completed prior to January 2011. Additional description was completed in January 2011.


Biographical Note

Robert E. Lee was the commanding General of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1807. His father was Major General Henry Lee III ("Light Horse Harry"). Lee attended West Point, graduating at the top of his class. Lee was opposed to the succession of the southern states; however, he stood by his native state. After the Civil War Lee became the President of Washington College (present day Washington and Lee University) in 1865 and held that position till his death. Lee used his position as president of the college to show support Johnson's reconstruction plan.

Scope and Contents

The speech is a photocopy of a farewell address (General Order No. 9) to the Army of Northern Virginia, after his surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, April 10, 1865. May have been copied by a soldier from an original.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Robert E. Lee Speech by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870

Container List

Speech,, 1865. 1, folder