• The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia

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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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

Richmond, Va., May 3, 1861


Respectfully submitted for the information of his excellency Governor Letcher.

Five thousand volunteers, including those now in service at Norfolk, have been called out today. In addition, the Georgia and Alabama regiments are ordered there.

R E Lee





Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 2, p. 801

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 November 27



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