<br /> Lee Letter: g079

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Samuel Cooper

To General S. Cooper, A. & I. General.

The following troops have reinlisted for the war since my announcement of 19th. Feby. most of them before the law retaining all men in the service was made known. Phillip’s Legion Cavalry, Carrington’s Battery, Garbers’ Battery, Jeff. Davis’ Legion, 1st. South Carolina Cavalry, 49th. Virginia Infantry, Louisiana Battery, Carpenter’s Battery, 1st. North Carolina Regiment, 13th. Virginia Infantry, 58th. Virginia Infantry, 12th. Virginia Cavalry, Stafford’s Brigade, 2d. North Carolina Cavalry, loth. Virginia Infantry.

(signed) R. E. Lee Gent.

[Endorsed] Official copy of telegram received March 6th. 1864 and respectfully submitted to Genl. B. Bragg John W. Riely Capt. & A.A.G. Orange C.H. 5th. March 1864. R. E. Lee Genl.

Announcing reinlistments. R.B. 41 Recd. 7th. March 64.

Notes:

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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 79.