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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



29 Novr 91

Petersburg Va

Dear Colo Taylor,

            I have twice found the extract of the order about which I wrote you.  It reads

Hd. qs.

Army Northern Va


Ar VII. The remnant of Pickett’s Division of 1st Corps is temporarily attached to Mahones Division of Longstreets Corps.


W. H. Taylor

A. A. general


Maj Genl Mahone

            “I thought you would like to know of the actual existance of the order, which I received on the 8th april 65.

Yr truly,


Colo W. H. Taylor

Norfolk, Va


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 8, M2009.446

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 July 21

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