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Early Robert E. Lee...
Item # 667249
July 11, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1829
* Cadet Robert E. Lee
* West Point military academy
It's always fascinating to find mention of notable people long before they would become a household name.
Near the back is is a great example. Under a list headed: "Military Academy" area the: "...names of the five most distinguished cadets in each class..." and listed in the "First Class" is a young Robert E. Lee from Virginia, second in this freshman class, 22 years of age at the time. It would be another 30+ years before his name would be known to most in the country.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, great condition.
As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."
Category: Pre-Civil War