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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Hdqrs: New Market

7 Aug ‘62


Col: J. Thompson Brown

Corps of arty


Col: Genl Jackson has applied for an additional battery. I wish you to select one, giving preference to one from that part of the County, or to one desirous of serving there. Please see me at my Hdqrs (Dabbs house) tomorrow morg on the subject

very respy your obt servt

RE Lee





Source: The Papers of Robert E. Lee, 1830-1870, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 June 18  


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