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General Robert E. Lee papers

 Collection — Box: 151
Identifier: MSS 0-163

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a military order of surrender by General Robert E. Lee, and his address to the 10th Army at Appomattox Court House. The manuscript copy of General Lee's orders number 9 to his "Armys" on surrendering in Virginia dated "Hdqrs. A.N.V., 10th Apri. 1865" begins with these comforting statements: "After four years ardous service marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude...," and contains great praise for "the brave survivors of the many hard fought battles ... who have remained steadfast to the last task ..." These items are copies of original manuscripts. Also includes MSS 0-164.


  • created: 1865
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1952

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


3.00 items

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Method of Acquisition

MSS 0-163 is a copy of an original owned by Mrs. Leonard K. Keever of Bradenton, Florida and loaned for copying by Mrs. Samuel Penninger, Jr. MSS 0-164 is a gift of Mrs. Nellie H. Cromwell.

Processing Information

MSS 0-163 processed May 1971. MSS 0-64 processed September 2, 1964.

General Robert E. Lee papers
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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