<br /> Lee Letter: g096

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

His Excellency President Davis

Breckenridge is calling for reinforcements to defend valley. If withdrawn there will be no opposition to Siegel.

Genl. Grant is reopening route by Aquia creek and receiving reinforcements and supplies.

Signed R. E. Lee

[Endorsed] Copy Telegram. R. E. Lee 14 May 1864. Spotts. C. Ho.

Notes:

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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 96.