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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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




Richmond, Va., April 22, 1862


Lieut. Col. Gorgas,

Chief of Ordnance, C.S. Army:

Colonel: Your letter of this date is received. I desire the 10-inch columbiad, with barbette carriage, to be sent to Drewry’s Bluff; the 8-inch columbiad, with casemate carriage, to Mulberry Point, and the other two 8-inch columbiads, with barbette carriages, to be sent to General Beauregard.

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

RE Lee,

General, Commanding




Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 11, Part 3, p. 455

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 July 26

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