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

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Headquarters of the Virginia Forces,

Richmond, Va., July 14, 1861

Maj. M. G. Harman, Staunton, Va.:


Send by express the following:

General H. R. Jackson:


Take command of Scott’s, Johnson’s, and Lee’s regiments, and such other forces as may be at hand. Oppose the advance of the enemy, and move to the relief of General Garnett. Four hundred rounds of ammunition, for the guns forwarded, has been sent.

R E Lee

General, Commanding




Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 2, p. 245

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 November 13



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