<br /> Lee Letter: g097

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

To His Ex. Prest. Davis.

Yesterday afternoon the enemy assaulted a portion of Wilcox’s line & was handsomely repulsed. Mahones and Lanes 2 Brigades attacked his left & captured about three hundred prisoners & four stands of colors during the forenoon of to-day. There has been light skirmishing along the lines. The enemy seems to be shifting his position to our right. Another attack was made this afternoon on his left by Wright’s & Harrison’s Brigades resulting in the capture of some prisoners & a stand of colors.

R. E. Lee

[Endorsed] 84 Col 840 Ka Telegram. Genl. R. E. Lee Spottsylvania C.H. May 15 64.

Notes:

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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 97.