He is arguably the most brilliant commander of field armies in American History. Within months of his surrender to Grant and the close of the Civil War, Lee became the President of Washington College where he would remain until his death. VERY EARLY LETTER SIGNED BY ROBERT E. LEE WITH THE CLOSING SENTIMENTS AND RANK IN LEES HAND, BY ORDER, R. TO ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY ROGER JONES. Very early letter signed by Robert E. Lee with the closing sentiments and rank in Lees hand, By order, R. To Adjutant General of the Army Roger Jones. In the present letter, Lee acknowledges receipt of a series of General Orders and refers to the proceedings in the case against Cadet Adams. Lee was only 29 years old when he signed this letter making it one of the earliest Lee letters in private hands and, as Lieutenant Assistant to Chief Engineer, he was tasked with laying out the state line between Ohio and Michigan and supervised the engineering work for the St. Louis harbor and the upper Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. LEE WAS ONLY 29 YEARS OLD WHEN HE SIGNED THIS LETTER IN 1836 MAKING IT ONE OF THE EARLIEST LEE LETTERS IN PRIVATE HANDS. The letter is one page, measures 9 by 7.75, created at the Engineers Department in Washington, DC on May 2, 1836, in overall fine condition, and beautifully matted and framed with a portrait of Lee to an overall size of 19.5 by 15.25. The item “Robert E. Lee Letter Signed One of His Earliest Letters Sent in 1836″ is in sale since Saturday, August 25, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Military”. The seller is “grayautographs” and is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Robert E. Lee
- Autograph Authentication: Guaranteed to pass PSA/DNA, JSA, or Beckett