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General Lee’s Civil War-Era Letters Fetch $61,000 At Auction

10/1/2007 • Confederate Generals, Confederate Soldiers, News, Robert E Lee

For months, 11 folders of old papers rescued from his parents’ closet sat in Thomas Willcox’s sport utility vehicle. Then he realized some were signed by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and might be valuable.