<br /> Lee Letter: g027

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

To Presdt Davis

The advance under Genl Jackson last night broke up the Orange and Alexandria R. R. at Bristoe Station capturing three (3) trains of Cars and prisoner’s This was Genl Trimbles Brigade captured Manassas taking Eight Guns provisions and prisoner’s

Parts of Hookers and Sickles Brigades have joined Pope at Warrenton from Alexandria.

Other troops from Acquia I particularly require Hampton’s Cavalry expedite the reinforcements ordered.

R E Lee General

[Endorsed] 63/252 Genl R. E. Lee Near Salem.

Notes:

W. J. De Renne CollectionWormsloe, Chatham County, Georgia (1914)

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 27.