• 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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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.



Spottsylvania CH

12 ¼ P. M. 16 May ‘64


Genl J C. Breckinridge

Valley Dis. via Staunton


I offer you the thanks of this army for your victory over Genl Seigel

Press him down the valley & if practicable follow him into Maryland


                                                            R E Lee



Source: Facsimile of original, donated by Mrs. R. Middleton Bagby, Lexington, Kentucky, vertical files, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall




Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 January 29

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