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Very early mention of Robert E. Lee...



Item # 596987

August 11, 1829

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., August 11, 1829 

* Cadet Robert E. Lee 
* West Point military academy
 

Page 2 has over a full column taken up with: "Army Appointments" prefaced with: "...promotions & appointments in the Army have been made by the President of the United States...". Included under "Corps of Engineers" is: "Cadet Robert E. Lee to be brevet 2d Lieutenant, 1st July, 1829" (see photos). This was just after his graduation from West Point. Nice to find such early & inconspicuous mention of a very notable name long before he would become famous.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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