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Dunn’ Hill, July 29, 1864—11 o'clock

(Received Chaffin's Buff 12:30 a.m. 30th)


General R. H. Anderson:

Your telegram of 7 o'clock received. It may be intention of enemy to deceive us. Keep the troops you do not use ready to re-enforce Pickett. Where is enemy's cavalry?

R. E. Lee


Dunn’ Hill, July 29, 1864—4.30 a.m.

General R. H. Anderson:


General Fitzhugh Lee will be at pontoon bridge near Drewry’s about 11 o’clock this morning. Send a good guide to take him to the point where needed. He will take charge of the cavalry on the north side of James.

R E Lee




Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 40, Part 3, p. 813

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 July 30   

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