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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



HDQRS. Department of Texas,

San Antonio, February 4, 1861.



Special Orders, No. 16



2.         Company A, First Infantry, on temporary duty in this city, will return without delay to its station, Camp Verde.

4.         In compliance with instructions from the headquarters of the Army, Bvt. Col. Robert E. Lee, Second Cavalry, is relieved from duty in this department, and will repair forthwith to Washington and report in person to the General-in Chief.

By order of Brevet Major-General Twiggs:

                                                               W. A. Nichols,

                                                            Assistant Adjutant-General.




Source: War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Vol. I, p. 586.



Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 February 18

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