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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Hd qrs: Near Richmond

14 June ‘62

Mrs. Wm E. Taylor

I have just rec’d your letter enclosing an application from your husband to the Secrt of war for a transfer to Capt Badham’s Light Artl. It would give me great pleasure to gratify your wishes, for I sincerely sympathize with you in your Condition. No transfers are being made at this particular time in Consequence of our position before the enemy escept [sic] such that are found absolute necessary. But in order that your husbands may be Considered it must be made through his Captain & Colonel obtain their approval, & the approval of the officer whom he wishes to join. If then his transfer can be made, It will give me pleasure to direct it.

I am with much respect your obt servt

R E Lee Genl




Source: Dabbs House Museum, Richmond, Virginia

Transcribed by Dabbs House Museum staff

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