Sale 2461 - Lot 16
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LEE SIGNS WEST POINT DIPLOMA FOR CADET LEE, ROBERT E. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, "RELee", as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, graduation diploma for George Bell. Countersigned by 10 instructors, including Robert S. Garnett, George H. Thomas, Dennis Hart Mahan, George Washington Cullem, and Robert Walter Weir. 25x21 inches; moderate fading to Lee signature (but still legible), few tiny worming holes at folds, faint scattered staining. West Point, 17 June 1853
George Bell (1828-1907) served as a commissary officer throughout the Civil War, at the end of which he was brevetted brigadier general.