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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Petersbg, Va

28 Novr 91

Dear Colo Taylor:

Thanks for your note of yesterday. There was need of hurry.

In a correspondence with Genl Longstreet – he said that he had not heard of such an order, and that Pickett’s Division, had previously been turned over to him.

What little I can know about the incidences of the war, I remember quite distinctly, and no one more clearly than this one.

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, M2009.445

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 July 21

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