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    Robert E. Lee Clipped Signature "R. E. Lee/ Capt. Eng[ineer]/ Fort Hamilton 7 Oct. 1842". Lee, who graduated from West Point in 1829 without any demerits, was promoted to captain of engineers in 1838. Two years later, he was sent to Fort Hamilton (located in Brooklyn, New York) where he enhanced the defenses of the New York harbor until the outbreak of the Mexican War in 1846.

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    June, 2010
    8th-9th Tuesday-Wednesday
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