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Confederate Memorial Literary Society

Confederate Museum

Richmond, Virginia

April 19, 1936.


Mr. Harry Stone

24 East 58th Street

New York, N.Y.


Dear Mr. Stone:

We thank you for giving us the opportunity to buy a gold star cut from the lapel of General R. E. Lee’s uniform, preserved in a specially made gold case, for which you ask seventy-five dollars.

We have in the Museum the very button to which you refer that he gave to Louise Triplett Haxall, and also a gold star from his uniform given to Laura Chilton, daughter of Gen. R. H. Chilton, who served on the personal staff of Gen. R. E. Lee.

In the Lee case here in the Museum will be found the uniform and sword worn by Gen. Lee at the surrender and also his field equipment.

Sincerely yours,

Susan B. Harrison

House Regent




Source: Digital scan of original letter, Robert E. Lee Collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library, Emory University, Atlanta

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2019 January 15