Lot 531: Lee, Robert E.



2015-09-16 14:07:32

Lot 531: Lee Robert E.: (1807-1870) American General, Commanded The Confederate Army Of Northern Virginia In The American Civil War From 1862 Until His Surrender In 1865. A Good A.L.S., R E Lee, One Page, 8Vo, Arlington, 23Rd May 1859, To Major P. V. Hagner (€˜My Dear Major’), Incorporating A Small Original Drawing. Lee States €˜I Thought Housings Had Been Adopted By The Board. I Know I Voted Against It. If Not Adopted I Do Not Wish Any’. The General Further Gives His Correspondent Some Instructions, €˜I Will Have The Brass Plates In The Bit As You Suggest [At This Point In The Letter Lee Has Penned A Small Drawing Of A Design He Wishes To Create] The 2 Enveloped By The C, Different From That Of The Men’ And Remarks That The Pouches Must Have Covers In Order To Secure Their Contents, And That He Wishes Them To Be Light. With Blank Integral Leaf (Slight Traces Of Former Mounting). Some Light Uniform Age Toning, Most Likely Caused By Previous Framing, About Vg Peter V. Hagner (1815-1893) United States Army Officer Who Served In The American Civil War. In The Years Before The War Hagner Commanded Several Arsenals And Was Responsible For The Maintenance And Upkeep On Weaponry And Military Stores. The Present Letter Is Written Just Months Before Lee Defeated The White Abolitionist John Brown And His Men At What Is Known As The Raid On Harpers Ferry (October 1859). It Is Considered By Military Historians To Have Been One Of The Monumental Events Leading Up To The Civil War.] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £2000-3000
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