<br /> Lee Letter: g124

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: James A. Seddon

Sir:

I enclose a recommendation of Colonel Morgan’ of Alabama for Rodes Brigade. From all that I can learn of Colonel Morgan and from Genl. Ewell’s and Gen’l Rodes’ opinion expressed in this recommendation I think his appointment is the best which can be made. I enclose also the commission sent to Col. O’Neal which I respectfully return for the consideration of the Department. Since my first letter to his Excellency the President I have seen Colonel O’Neal and made more particular inquiries into his capacity to command the brigade and I cannot recommend him to the command. I therefore recommend the speedy appointment of Col. Morgan, as this brigade under a competent officer will accomplish much. With great respect

Your obt. Servt.

(sgd.) R. E. Lee General.

[Endorsed] An official copy W. H. Taylor A.A.G. Head Qurs A.N.V. 11 June 1864. R. E. Lee General. Recalling his recommendation of Col. E. A. O’Neal for the position of Brig. Genl., and returning the commission sent to him &c. Recommends the speedy appointment of Col. Morgan.

Notes:

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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 124.