<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.


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

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