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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number REL-3
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date November 27, 1845
Scope & Content Robert E. Lee to Miss Julia Gratiot, November 27, 1845

Physical Appearance: The letter is a typed copy of an original autographed letter signed dated November 27, 1845 from Lee to Miss Julia Gratiot. Lee was serving in the U. S. Army at Fort Hamilton, New York at the time; in this letter he graciously declines an invitation to Miss Gratiot's wedding.

Introductory text from 1966 at the beginning of the transcript includes donor information and biographical context on Julia Gratiot, who is described as "the daughter of Lee's former commanding officer, Gen. Charles Gratiot, chief of engineers for the United States Army."
Creator Lee, Robert E., Gen.
People Lee, Robert E.
Gratiot, Julia
Subjects Marriage
Forts & fortifications
Military bases
Military personnel
Weddings
Invitations