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Ravensworth – 20th April 1881

Burke’s Station P.O. Fairfax Co Va

Genl Marcus J. [Wright]1

            Washington D. C.

Dr Genl:

            Yours with enclosures was received during my absence from home – was hence the cause of my delay in replying.

            I have filled up the blanks from memory as all my official papers were burned in campaign of ’65.

            I was elected col of the 9th Va cavalry on the reorganization of the army of N. Va, which I think. took place in March, but you, doubtless, have the date before you.

            I think the other dates are correct, or sufficiently so, for all purposes.

            I will endeavour to obtain for you a photograph taken during the days of the Confederacy, which is the are I presume your desire.

            I will retain the other papers enclosed, until I can consult some member of my staff.

                        I remain                      

Your’s very respectfully

W. H F Lee



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.430

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 June 10

1. Marcus J. Wright (1831-1922)

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