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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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


 

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Headquarters,

July 13, 1864

 

Lieutenant-Colonel Venable,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Colonel: During the recent operations here the Ninth Virginia Cavalry captured two standards from the enemy. Colonel Beale, commanding this regiment, did me the honor to present these flags to me and I write to ask what disposition is to be made of them. If it is not necessary to place them in the War Office it would give me great pleasure to retain them.

I am, very respectfully, yours,   

Wade Hampton,

Major-General

 

Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 40, Part 3, pp. 772-773

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 August 1

 

[Indorsement]

Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia,

July 16, 1864

Respectfully returned.

The captured flags are the property of the Confederate States and should be turned in to be forwarded to the Department. There is no authority vested in the commanding general to make any other disposition of them.

By order of General R. E. Lee.

W. H. Taylor

Assistant Adjutant General

 

 

 

Source: War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 40, Part 3, p. 773

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 August 1

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