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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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 curator, Colin Woodward, about how you can contribute to this historic project.



Camp Rapidan 21 Nov ‘63


I am very much obliged to you dear Carrie1 for the manufacture of the drawers. Your handiwork will impart to them I am sure additional warmth. I examined them anxiously to see if I Could discover any impression of your sweet self, but Could not. I fear you did not look at them during your work. They fit very well. You know anything you can get in suits for Camp. I wish you had have came up with Custis. I want to see you very much & so does Genl E. [Edward] Johnson. I hope all were well at Cedar Grove when you land. Remember me to them all when you write. Also to Miss Rosalie & Ada

With much affection

I am very truly yours

R E Lee



1. Caroline Calvert Stuart Holliday (1844-1872). She was the daughter of Richard Henry Stuart (1808-1889) and Julia Calvert Stuart (1814-1888) and the sister of Jeb Stuart. She married Frederick William Mackay Holliday (1828-1899). She died in Winchester, Virginia, and is buried there.



Source: Robert E. Lee to Carrie C. Stuart, 1863 November 21, Mss2 L515 a 150, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 November 6

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