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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



From Richmond, April 4, 1862

General Joseph E. Johnston:


The movement of the troops directed from your line must immediately be made to this place. Enemy advancing in force from Old Point.

By order of the President:

R E Lee




Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Series 1, Volume 11, Part 3, p. 420

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 July 18

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