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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Executive Department C.S.A.,

Richmond, Va., January 16, 1864.


General R. E. Lee,

Commanding Army of Northern Virginia:

General: The President has received your letter of the 13th instant, and desires me to say in reply that he will do all in his power to carry out your views in reference to the proper distribution of conscripts. Some change in the law may be necessary, but whatever can be accomplished by regulation will be done at once.

His Excellency will be glad to have your opinion fully upon the subject of the reorganization of the troops in Western Virginia, and your assistance in selecting a commander for them.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. W. C. Lee,

Colonel and Aide-de-Camp




Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 33, pp. 1091-1092

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2021 November 21

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