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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Petersburg, June 19, 1864

Hon. Secretary of War:

A dispatch just received from New London states that an assault was made on our lines at Lynchburg last night and repulsed by troops that had arrived. When rest of our force came up, preparations were made to attack this morning, but enemy retreated in confusion. Our troops in pursuit.

R E Lee,


Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Vol. 37, Part 1, p. 766

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 September 19

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