• The Lees of Virginia
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  • The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia

The Lee Family Digital Archive is the largest online source for primary source materials concerning the Lee family of Virginia. It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online. We are always looking for new letters, diaries, and books to add to our website. Do you have a rare item that you would like to donate or share with us? If so, please contact our curator, Colin Woodward, about how you can contribute to this historic project.



Head Quarters Va Forces

Richmond May 9th 1861

Colonel Jubal A Early Va Vol

Commanding &c



            Colonel R C Radford Virginia volunteers has been directed to report to you for duty; You will assign him to the command of the Troops from the counties of Campbell, Bedford, Roanoke, Botetourt, and Craig (which you were directed to keep united and distinct from those of the other counties by letter of the 6th Inst) and direct him to proceed as soon as possible with them and report to the commanding officer of the Troops between Culpepper Court House and Alexandria or on that Line.

Very Respectfully,

yr obt servt,

R E Lee

Maj-Genl Commdg

Source: University of Virginia

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 January 27

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