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Richmond

24 June ‘65

 

Lt Col: G. T. Gordon P.A.C.S.1 joined the confederate army in the Fall of 1862, & served with distinction to the close of the war in 1865.

He was present at the battle of Fredericksburg & as senior officer of the 34th N.C. Regt: commd it at the battle of Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg in the same capacity he commd the brigade, & served with his regt: in 1864, in the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania CH Cold Harbour &c, till the army took position in front of Petersburg, Richmond. In the Fall of 1864 he was transferred to Wilmington & served as Inspr Genl on Gen Whitings staff till the capture of Ft: Fisher, when he was appd by Genl Bragg Inspr Genl of his forces & was at the battles of Kinston & Bentonville. In every position & in every battle he recd the commendation of his commanders, & displayed energy boldness & skill in the discharge of his duties.

R E Lee

Genl

 

 

 

Source: Lee Family Papers, Mss1 L51 c 592, Section 29, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 March 22    

 

1. He is talking about George T. Gordon. P.A.C.S. is the Provisional Army Confederate States.

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