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Savannah Georgia

January 24th 1878

Colonel Walter H. Taylor.

Norfolk, Va

Dear Colonel,

            I have sent you to day a copy of an address delivered before the Georgia Historical Society, by myself on the: Monday of this previous month.  The subject being the “Battle of Gettysburg.”

Very Respectfully

Your obt servant

Lafayette McLaws


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 8, M2009.422

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 July 20

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