<br /> Lee Letter: g197

Washington and Lee University

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

Hon. Secretary of War.

Vaughan’s Scouts report that Stoneman with about four thousand Cavalry passed Elizabethtown on the Watauga and is going up the Watauga. He may intend to cross by Lenoir to the Yadkin, or turn down New River into Grayson and the lead mines. The Chiefs of Bureaux should give orders for safety of their property.

(Signed) R. E. Lee

[Endorsed] Respectfully submitted for the information of the President. By order
J. A. Campbell Asst. Secy. War. March 29/65. Telegram R. E. Lee 29 March 65.

Notes:

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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 197.