<br /> Lee Letter: g169

Washington and Lee University

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

Hon. J. A. Seddon Secretary of War.

Genl. Breckenridge reports that his scouts on the night of the 16th. burned the railroad bridge over Mossy Creek. Before daylight on the 18th. the enemy hurriedly evacuated Bull’s Gap retreating towards Knoxville, and Genl. Vaughan pursuing.

(Signed) R. E. Lee

[Endorsed] Respectfully submitted for the information of the President. James A. Seddon Secretary of War. Oct. 20/64. Copy Telegram Genl. Lee to Sec. War. Chaffin’s Oct. 19/64 Operations in E. Tenn. Oct. 20/64.


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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 169.