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Cold Harbor, Va., June 6, 1864.

General R. E. Lee,

Commanding Army of Northern Virginia:

Your communication of yesterday’s date is received. I will send immediately, as you propose, to collect the dead and wounded between the lines of the two armies, and will also instruct that you be allowed to do the same. I propose that the time for doing this be between the hours of 12 m. and 3 p. m. to-day. I will direct all parties going out to bear a white flag, and not to attempt to go beyond where we have dead or wounded, and not beyond or on ground occupied by your troops.

 

                    U. S. Grant,

                         Lieutenant-General.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Vol. 36, Part 3, p. 638.

 

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 June 7

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