Lexington, Va: 15 Oct 1868
I have no record of the number of battles in which I have been engaged & regret that I am unable to give you the information you desire.
R E Lee
Mr. Geo. Henry Pierce
Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box , Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall
Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 September 29
 Pierce was the son of Hiram Dwight Pierce (1810-1866) of Troy, New York. George served with New York infantry forces during the war, first as a private and later as a colonel. Letters between him and his father can be found at California State University in Sacramento.