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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Headquarters Lee’s Cavalry Division,

July 29, 1864—7 p.m.

Colonel Sorrel:

Colonel: Am at lines on New Market road, and have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch of 4.30 p.m. on account of water I will encamp tonight at Laurel Hill Church on this road, with my headquarters near the church. Be kind enough to let me know where General Anderson’s headquarters are, where the remainder of the cavalry is on this side of river, where I had better proceed tomorrow, and the situation, &c.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Fitz. Lee,





Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 40, Part 3, p. 816

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 July 30   



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