<br /> Lee Letter: g201

Washington and Lee University

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

Hon. Secretary War,

Finding this morning that the enemy was extending his left to embrace the White Oak Road, Genl. Anderson placed three Brigades in position to repel him. Before the disposition was completed, the enemy advanced and was finally met by our troops and driven back with loss to his position near the Boydton Plank Road. Our troops were then withdrawn, and were followed by the enemy, who in turn drove us back to our lines. Our loss was not large, and we captured over four hundred prisoners.

(Signed) R. E. Lee

[Endorsed] Respectfully submitted for the information of the President. By order J. A. Campbell Asst. Secy. War. April 1/65. Genl. R. E. Lee Copy Tel. to Sec. War. Hd. Qrs. Mar 31. 1865. Operations of enemy on our right. Recd. April 1. 1865.


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

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 201.