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Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia

August 13, 1862

Brig. Gen. John B. Hood,

Commanding Division:

 

General: Having received information that Burnside’s forces have left Fredericksburg to join Pope, unless you know to the contrary I desire you to march at once with your command to Gordonsville and report to General Longstreet.

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

R E Lee,

General  

 

 

 

Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 11, Part 3, p. 674

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2019 March 14

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