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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Richmond 17 March ‘63

10 ½ P.M.



Jackson & Stuart report enemy crossing Rappk. I wish you to march with your division back to Fred—Start as soon as you can, taking care to bring your cooking utensils, provisions & making arrangements for forage. Report your departure to Gen Longstreet. Direct to me at Fred—reporting progress &c.

Very respt your obt servt


RE Lee




Source: The Lost Papers of Confederate General John Bell Hood, edited by Stephen M. Hood, pp. 186-187

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 November 30

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