<br /> Lee Letter: g172

Washington and Lee University

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

Hon. J. A. Seddon,

While Genl. Warren was before Belfield’ the enemy moved up the Roanoke against Fort Branch and from Newbern against Kinston. Both parties retired before the forces sent against them. All is quiet in that District.

(Signed) R. E. Lee

[Endorsed] Resp. submitted for the information of the President. James A. Seddon Secretary of War Dec. 14/64. Copy Telegram Genl. Lee to Sec. War. Petersburg Dec. 13/64. Dec. 14/64.

Notes:

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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 172.