Letter to Col. H. Craig from Robert E. Lee while at Camp Copper, 1857

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Letter to Col. H. Craig from Robert E. Lee while at Camp Copper, 1857

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Giclée edition print #41 of 250 from the original letter in the collection of Matthews Land & Cattle Company.

In 1865, Robert E. Lee assumed his first field command at Camp Cooper, a pre-Civil War post on the U.S. frontier located approximately 25 miles northeast of present-day Albany, Texas. The content of this field letter is routine, a simple cover note of the camp’s quarterly list of ordnance and stores. What makes the letter special is that most of Lee’s military records were destroyed after the

U. S. Civil War. With the exception of letters written home to his family, this appears to be among the oldest surviving signature from Lee’s time in Texas and a unique artifact linking him to the land of the Clear Fork.

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