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Letter from Maj. General Oliver Otis Howard, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, War Department, at Washington, D.C., to Stephen D. Lee dated July 26, 1865. Howard acknowledges Lee’s letter that raised the possibility of a pardon and says he will see the Attorney General about it. He notes that while he does not harbor “personal acrimony” towards his friends who supported the Confederate cause, his feelings towards those men have changed. Stephen Dill Lee (1833-1908) was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and served in the U.S. army until resigning in 1861 to join the Confederate States army, rising to the rank of lieutenant general. After the war, he settled in Columbus, Mississippi, and became a Mississippi state senator in 1878. He was the first president of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Mississippi (later Mississippi State University) from 1880 to 1899.
1865 July 26
Howard, O. O. (Oliver Otis), 1830-1909., Lee, Stephen D. (Stephen Dill), 1833-1908., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence.
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