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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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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 Petersburg 17 Sept ‘64


Mrs. Fowlkes1

I have recd the cloth sent by Mr. Sevier & am very grateful for your kind consideration. I am glad to find that the patriotic women of the Country are turning their attention to manufactures of all kinds. To them the Soldiers must look for clothing & Subsistence

with great esteem

your obtSevt

R E Lee




Source: Robert E. Lee Papers, 1830-1870, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 June 18  



1. Martha Ann Hyde Fowlkes (1823-1919) was the wife of Paschal Jennings Fowlkes (1813-1882). They lived at “Hyde Park” plantation in Nottoway County, Virginia.

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