<br /> Lee Letter: g141

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee to
Recipient: Wade Hampton

To Genl. Hampton

For want of cavalry our Railroad communications south have been cut. If you cannot engage Sheridan to advantage he can be watched with a smaller force. Send to me Chambliss Brigade and any other Brigade which can be spared.

R. E. Lee.

[Endorsed] 39/780 Hancocks June 25th. 64. W. For want of Cavalry our R.R. communications South are cut. If you cannot engage Sheridan with advantage Send me Chambliss Brig. & any other Brigades that can be spared. R.B. 1296. Sent to Genl Custis Lee to be forwarded to Genl. Hampton. Recd. June 25th. 64.

Notes:

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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 141.