<br /> Lee Letter: g161

Washington and Lee University

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

Hon. Secy. of War.

Genl. Early reports that the enemy has retired across the Potomac at Williamsport burning over seventy wagons & abandoning twelve caisons. Our troops occupy Martinsburg.

(Signed) R. E. Lee Genl.

[Endorsed] Respectfully to Genl. B. Bragg H. L. Clay A.A.G. Dunn’s Hill July 28/64. R. E. Lee General. Telegram to Secty. War. Genl. Early reports enemy has retired across Potomac at Williamsport, burning over 70 wagons & abandoning 12 caisons. Our troops occupy Martinsburg. R.B. 1522 Recd. Hd. Qrs. A.C.S. July 29/64.


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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 161.