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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



Spotsylvania Court-House, May 20, 1864

(Via Chesterfield, 21st. Received 8 a.m. 21st)


Hon. James A. Seddon:


The enemy has continued quiet today; he is taking ground toward our right and intrenching, but whether for attack or defense is not apparent.

R E Lee




Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Vol. 36, Part 3, p. 800

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 May 18

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