A Guide to the Robert E. Lee Speech, 1865 Lee, Robert E., Speech Ms1964-005

Robert E. Lee Speech, 1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1964-005


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1964-005
Title
Robert E. Lee Speech, 1865
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Lee, Robert E., (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Language
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

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Robert E. Lee Speech must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Robert E. Lee Speech, Ms1964-005, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

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 Content

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.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Speech, 1865

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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