Check this link - is this General Lee's West Point appointment letter? Looks like it. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2010/07/15/PH2010071502337.html I'm one of those people who spend a chunk of Sunday afternoon reading papers. In the "what's going on in DC area" section of The WashPost, this photo caught my eye. I started reading the text, thinking it was a letter from General Lee, but the West Point letterhead and "appointment as Cadet" made me think it was, indeed, his LOA.