1861/04 - Robert E. Lee's Resignation from the U.S. Army

1861/04 - Robert E. Lee's Resignation from the U.S. Army

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Robert E. Lee's Resignation​

from the U.S. Army​


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To GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT

Commander-in-Chief, United States Army

Arlington, Washington City P.O.

April 20, 1861​

General:

Since my interview with you on the 18th instant I have felt that I ought not longer to retain my commission in the Army. I therefore tender my resignation, which...
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