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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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 editor, Colin Woodward, at  (804) 493-1940, about how you can contribute to this historic project.




Richmond, Va., March 27, 1862

Col. L. B. Northrop,

Commissary-General, &c.:

Colonel: I have the honor to inform you that 10,000 troops have been ordered and are expected to arrive in this city. A portion may be here to-night. It will be necessary to make provision at once for them.

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

R E Lee

General, Commanding


Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 11, Part 3, p. 405

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 March 20

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