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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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

August [1?], 1862

Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart,

Commanding, &c.:

General: The report of Lieutenant-Colonel Young of the operations of his command at Haxall’s Landing and Malvern Hill is received. I desire that you will express to Lieutenant-Colonel Young my sense of the courage and efficiency which marked the conduct of himself, his officers and men, and of the success which attended his efforts against a superior force of the enemy. Colonel Young has performed the duty assigned to him in a manner creditable to himself and his command.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R E Lee,



Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 11, Part 3, p. 660

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 November 29

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