<br /> Lee Letter: g091

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

To His Excy Jefferson Davis

Burnside’s forces with Artillery Wagons Ambulances &C passed through Centerville 28th inst. Its advance reached Manassas that evening the regular Regiments from Boston, New York and other points announced having reached Washington on their way to the front I again recommend troops be advanced towards the Rappahannock and those belonging to this army be returned to it

R E Lee

[Endorsed] 59590 Genl R E Lee Orange CH April 30, 1864 Burnsides forces passed through Centerville on the 28th inst and etc

Notes:

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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 91.