<br /> Lee Letter: g071

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

To His Excy. Jeffn. Davis.

The enemy is crossing at Morton’s ford in large force of infantry. The country is so wooded it is difficult to ascertain his strength or intentions. If Rodes is not wanted where he is I want him back. Please direct. Transportation must be provided.

R. E. Lee

[Endorsed] 44/352 Vn. Telegram Genl. R. E. Lee. Orange C. H. 6 Dec. 1863.

Notes:

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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 71.