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    SIDNEY SMITH LEE CIVIL WAR LETTER MENTIONS SON FITZHUGH LEE'S WOUNDING. Autograph Letter Signed, "S S Lee", four pages, 5.5" x 8.5", likely Richmond, Virginia, n.d., to (Charles) Carter Lee, n.p. The letter reads in part, "...My dear Fitz was slightly wounded in the fight near Winchester...and had two horses shot under him...My dear boy wrote to me after he was wounded and said he had done his best...the ball that struck him went through a thigh and through the saddle and killed the horse. So much for the fight in the valley...". With later unstamped envelope imprinted for the U. S. Consul at Havana.

    Fitzhugh Lee was a talented Confederate major general commanding a division of hardened rebel cavalry. Both the author of this letter and its recipient were brothers to General Robert E. Lee.

    Condition: Very good.


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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