<br /> Lee Letter: g053

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

To His Excellency Jefferson Davis Presdt. &c.

Genl Elzey reports reinforcements have been sent to Genl Hooker’s army from Suffolk, Yorktown and West Point. I require all troops that can be spared. Pickett has been ordered to Culpepper. I advise Cook’s brigade be sent immdy to the Junction and Jenkins take its place. The Cavalry reported South of South Anna and West of the Junction must be our own, possibly a Regt. from North Carolina, though I have heard of its being on the march.

R. E. Lee Genl

[Endorsed] 78/234 AV. Genl. R. E. Lee Fredksburg.

Notes:

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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 53.