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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Head Quarters Armies Confederate States,

Richmond, Jun 10 1864.



I inclose you copies of Gen Beauregard’s dispatches of last night in reply to my inquiries. It will be seen you were entirely correct in the surmise as to the force operating against the general. It was a mere raiding party to cut our communications, & may do us much harm on the Weldon Rail Road. Our Cavalry was unfortunately dismounted & in the trenches at Bermuda Hundreds, whilst the Enemy was moving from its front to our communications in the rear.


            Yours Very respectfully

                                                Braxton Bragg






Gen R. E. Lee

Hd Qrs A. N. Va.

Gaines’ farm.

P.S. I have suspended the movement of troops from this to South Side James River, as telegraphed to you last night.

B. B.





Source: Robert E. Lee Headquarters Papers, Mss3 L515a, Folder 9, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond



Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 March 25

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