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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Head Qrs. ANVa.

Nov 19th 1862

Lieut Genl Longstreet

Cmg Corps


A dispatch received from Gen Stuart this morning dated Warrenton 6 ½ P.M. yesterday states that the loss of the enemy’s infantry and artillery passed through that place at 2 P.M. The last of the cavalry from Waterloo passed through at 3 P.M. Sumner’s corps was seen marching from Catlett’s Station towards Fredericksburg on Sunday. Gen Stuart considers from the information he has obtained, that Burnside’s Army has marched for Fredericksburg. He will move down this morning towards the Rail Road and communicate with me by Brandy Station. I think you had better move this morning the two divisions we spoke of yesterday, on the route to Fredericksburg, leaving the other stationary, but prepared to move until I hear from Stuart. I enclose two telegraphs received last night. Please call by and see me on your route.

Very respectfully

Your obt servt

R E Lee




Source: Cutts-Madison Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2019 February 4

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