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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Gordonsville, Va., August 15, 1862

His Excellency Jefferson Davis:

Please put General R. H. Anderson’s division in motion to-morrow. Direct him to halt at Louisa Court-House; orders will meet him there. I move tomorrow toward Rapidan.

R E Lee



To the Adjutant-General:

If the order has not been given, let it be done immediately and all the arrangement be made.

[Jefferson Davis]




Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 11, Part 3, p. 678

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2019 March 14

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