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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Headquarters, Near Petersburg

July 30, 1864

6.30 p.m.



Genl  A. P. Hill reports that General Mahone in retaking the salient possessed by the enemy this morning recovered the four (4) guns with which it was armed, captured twelve (12) stand of colors, seventy-four (74) officers, including Brig Genl [Joseph J.] Bartlett & staff, & eight hundred & fifty-five (855) enlisted men. Upwards of five hundred (500) of the enemy‚Äôs dead are lying unburied in the trenches. His loss slight.


R. E. Lee


Source: The Wartime Papers of R. E. Lee, edited by Clifford Dowdey and Louis Manarin, p. 827.


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 July 25


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