<br /> Lee Letter: g127

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee to
Recipient: Braxton Bragg


I have directed Gen Hoke’s command to proceed this afternoon to the vicinity of the first pontoon bridge above Drewry’s Bluff – I have deemed it prudent that he should be within reach of Petersburg. For as far as I am able to judge of the movements of the Army of Gen Grant I think it probable that he will cross James River. He has moved his Army across Long Bridge & the bridges below that point to James River apparently striking for Harrison’s & Wilcox’s landing. He shows no indication of operating on this side & has broken up his depot at the White House. I am with great respect

Your obt servt.

R. E. Lee Genl.


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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 127.