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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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




June 26, 1864—1.30 p.m.

Maj. Gen. Fitz. Lee:

Telegram received; that portion of cavalry which has crossed to this side of James will proceed toward this point, unless there is cause for detaining it where it is now. Don’t fatigue horses; camp tonight near Swift Creek, or other point convenient to water. Bring Chambliss.

R E Lee




Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 40, part 2, p. 690

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 July 19

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