• The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia

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 It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online.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



My dear little Agnes

I have just heard of your arrival in Petersburg. I am too sorry I Cannot go in to see you, but I must go to the right. The enemy in strong force is operating in that direction. I do not yet know to what extent or when I Can visit you

very affy your father

R E Lee

29 Mar ‘65




Source: Photocopy of original letter, Lee Family Papers, L51 c 587, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 March 26

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