<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.


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

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