Confederate States of America

Military Telegraph

Richmond Sept 10th 186[4]

To Brig Genl W. N. Pendleton

            Con Gen R E Lee

There is a chance of my promotion to command the reserves west of the Blue Ridges please get me a letter of recommendation from Gen Lee & write me one yourself. mail at once to Staunton

E. G. Lee

36/720 DV


Hd-qrs: 16 Sept ‘64

When in Richmond on the 14th I recommd personally the appt of Col: Lee to this Command & referred to the recommendations on file in the Dept from me on previous occasions in his behalf. I have reason to think the appt will be made

R E Lee

Hd.Qu. Arty. Corps

Sept 16th 1864

My Dear Colonel,

            Genl Lee has just returned me your telegram of the other day which I had committed to him for his recommendation, with the above endorsement. I send it because I know it will be a gratification to you. I hope you will get the appt. Sue is, I learn, with you. My best love to her. I hope her mother will be in Staunton next Tuesday night on her way to Richmond next day, to see me for a little while. The divine blessing rest on you both.

affly. W. N. Pendleton



Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.316

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 June 10