Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee

Chapter II: The Confederate General

The Document

Resigns from Colonelcy of First United States Cavalry
Motives for this step
Chosen to command Virginia forces
Anxiety about his wife, family, and possessions
Chief advisor to President Davis
Battle of Manassas
Military operations in West Virginia
Letter to State Governor

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Lee, Robert E. jr., The Recollections & Letters of Robert E. Lee,, webpage created by Rickard, J (8 June 2006),

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