<br /> Lee Letter: g193

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: John C. Breckinridge

Hon. J. C. Breckenridge, Secy. of War.

A scout just escaped from the prison barge off City Point reports fifteen monitors and forty-five gunboats above Bermuda Hundred. He is a very bold man, but I think there must be some error in his report.

R. E. Lee

[Endorsed] Respectfully submitted for the information of the President. John C. Breckenridge Secy. of War. Mar. 25/65. Genl. R. E. Lee Hd. Qrs. March 24 1865. Copy telegram to Secy. War. A scout reports fifteen Monitors and forty-five Gun-boats above Bermuda Hundred. – There must be some error in his report. Recd. March 25. 1865.

Notes:

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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 193.