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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Lexington, Va: 15 Oct 1868

Dear Sir


I have no record of the number of battles in which I have been engaged & regret that I am unable to give you the information you desire. 

Very respy,

R E Lee


Mr. Geo. Henry Pierce[1]


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box , Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 September 29




[1] Pierce was the son of Hiram Dwight Pierce (1810-1866) of Troy, New York. George served with New York infantry forces during the war, first as a private and later as a colonel. Letters between him and his father can be found at California State University in Sacramento.

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