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Author Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
Unif Title Wartime papers of R.E. Lee
Title The wartime papers of Robert E. Lee / Clifford Dowdey, editor ; Louis H. Manarin, associate editor ; with connective narratives by Clifford Dowdey and maps by Samuel H. Bryant.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Da Capo Press, [1987], c1961.
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 Main Collection  E470 .L49 1987    AVAILABLE


Call # E470 .L49 1987
Phys. Description xiv, 994 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Series A Da Capo paperback
Note Reprint. Originally published: The wartime papers of R.E. Lee. Boston : Little, Brown, 1961.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [943]-968) and indexes.
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- Mobilizing Virginia -- Western Virginia -- Southern Coastal Defenses -- Military Advisor to Jefferson Davis -- Second Manassas -- Maryland Campaign -- fredricksburg -- Prelude to Chancellorsville -- Chancellorsville -- Gettysburg Campaign -- Aftermath of Gettysburg -- Prelude to Campaign of 1864 -- The Wilderness and Spotsylvania -- North Anna to Petersburg -- The siege of Petersburg -- Appomattox -- Editor's note -- Notes -- Index of addresses -- General Index.
Summary This monumental contribution to the literature of the Civil War brings together Lee's official correspondence -- letters, orders, dispatches, battle reports -- with his touching letters to his family, thus providing a previously unavailable view of Lee's life during the war. From the more than 6,000 items, the editors have chosen to reprint many letters in full for the first time, so that Lee is seen complete, self-revealed, in all his dignity and purpose. Short narratives connect each section -- on the mobilization of Virginia, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and the siege of Petersburg and Appomattox. Sponsored by the Virginia Civil War Commission to commemorate the Civil War Centennial, this expert work of scholarship dramatizes Lee's life as only his own correspondence could. As Lee himself said: Letters are good representatives of our minds. They certainly present a good criterion for judging of the character of the individual. -- from
Local Note Donated by Phil Marklin.
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Confederate States of America -- History, Military.
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 -- Correspondence.
Generals -- United States -- Correspondence.
Generals -- Southern States -- Correspondence.
Alt Author Dowdey, Clifford, 1904-1979.
Manarin, Louis H.
ISBN 0306802821 (pbk.)
9780306802829 (pbk.)