<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.


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

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