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Letter from Lt. General S.D. Lee, Headquarters Department, Mississippi and East Louisiana at Meridian, Mississippi, to General Samuel Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General at Richmond, Virginia, dated June 30, 1864. Lee lists 6 staff officers he wishes promoted and reassigned to his headquarters, including: Major William Elliott, Lt. Colonel George Deas, Captain P. Ellis, Major G.B. Dyer, 1st Lt. Henry B. Lee, 1st Lt. Samuel Hunter. A note on the letter states that no appointments will be made under the new staff act until further orders. 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.
1864 June 30
Lee, Stephen D. (Stephen Dill), 1833-1908., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence.
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