• The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia

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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Fredericksburg, November 21, 1862

General S. Cooper,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

General Jackson telegraphs General Early cannot be spared. Can you get another commander for Western Virginia? Captain Mason will report to General Johnston. Colonel Harvie absent. Will submit proposition when he arrives. Scouts report Manassas Junction and stone bridge abandoned. Stores in large quantities destroyed. Large fire seen at Bull Run railroad bridge. Stahel’s and Schurz’s divisions, under Sigel, passed through Centreville to Washington. Movement from Suffolk believed to be small.

R E Lee


Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 21, p. 1026

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 December 18

Reference Shelf

Data Collections

About the Project

Website by Fresh Look Web Design
Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved