Message Announcing Robert E. Lee's Confirmation as General-in-Chief of the Armies of the Confederacy (February 1, 1865)

Updated: January 01, 2016

On February 1, 1865, Samuel Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General (CSA) informed Robert E. Lee that the Confederate Senate had confirmed his appointment as general-in-chief of the Armies of the Confederacy.

Richmond, February 1, 1865,

GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE,
Petersburg, Va.:

I am happy to inform you that your nomination as general-in-chief of the Armies of the Confederate States has been confirmed by the Senate. Your commission as such is in this office, and I ask to be informed whether it shall be sent to you at Petersburg or retained here for your arrival?

S. COOPER
Adjutant and Inspector General

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