BEFORE COMMANDING THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ROBERT E. LEE SPENT 26 YEARS SERVING IN THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS. LEE PARTIAL DOCUMENT SIGNED. Lee Capt Engrs, 2 pgs, 8 x 2, 1838, by the. Who is here acting as the supervising engineer for navigation on the Mississippi River based in St. Here he oversaw work on the St. Louis Harbor, the Missouri River, and the creation of a channel through the Des Moines Rapids near Keokuk, Iowa. For his efforts, he received a captain’s commission. This partly printed document has some emendations in ink, certifying That the expenditure within charged has been made, was necessary for, and has been or will be applied, for the objects within stated, to the improvement of the Mississippi, above the Mouth of the Ohio. The verso of the document is made out to Joshua B. It comes with a 6.5 x 9 vintage engraving of Lee. In fine condition, with minor age toning and a few tiny foxing spots. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, History Makers Autographs. We financially stand behind our COA. Ask us about our PSA/DNA and JSA authentication guarantee. YES, WE DO OFFER A LAYAWAY PLAN. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPH. We do not sell reprints or facsimile autographs. This is our 34. We closed our retail galleries and no ware totally internet sales oriented. We are a long-time member of UACC #RD337, PADAH, and the Manuscript Society. Our collectibles make for fantastic additions to long standing collections, great starting points for new collectors looking for trusted authentic material, and make for a truly unique gifts for that special person in your life or corporate gift for a special client. History Makers Autographs offers one of the strongest guarantees available by any dealer. We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of the document/artwork, without time limit, to the original purchaser. Every item we sell comes with a Certificate of Authenticity clearly stating this guarantee. International Buyers Please Note.