ROBERT E. LEE WRITES TO THE WIDOW OF GENERAL JOHN PEGRAM
Hetty Pegram was once described by Henry Kyd Douglas as "the most beautiful woman of her day and generation," but her marriage to General Pegram was attended by several omens, including the bride breaking a mirror on her dressing table, and when President Davis sent his private carriage and horses to take the couple to church, the horses stubbornly refused to go forward. Three weeks later Genl. Pegram was killed at Hatcher's Run on Feb. 6, 1865. This cover once contained a letter of condolence, dated Feb. 11, 1865 at Petersburg, which is now part of the collection of the Virginia Historical Society. On the day of Pegram's death, Lee was given command of all the armies of the Confederacy.
Cover originally with small nick at T.L. from opening, and which has been very skillfully repaired (along with two tiny tears), beautiful appearance
Accompanied by 1967 Goodspeed certificate and a photocopy of Lee's letter to Hetty Pegram
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND BOLD MANUSCRIPT EXAMPLE OF LEE'S OFFICIAL MILITARY COURIER SERVICE.
Ex Dietz, Frazier and Everett. With 1994 C.S.A. certificate