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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number REL-130
Date September 24, 1864
Scope & Content Robert E. Lee to Gov. William Smith, September 24, 1864

Physical Appearance: The letter is a photocopy of the original (autographed letter signed) from Lee to Virginia Gov. William "Extra Billy" Smith, dated September 24, 1864. Lee asks the governor what he could do to increase the strength of Gen. Early's troops in the Valley. (See Dowdey & Manarin, "Wartime Papers of R. E. Lee," 857.)
Creator Lee, Robert E., Gen.
People Lee, Robert E.
Early, Jubal Anderson
Smith, William (Extra Billy)
Subjects Military leadership
Military assistance