<br /> Lee Letter: g209

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

Mr President,

In my letter of this PM recommending certain promotions, I entirely omitted the names of Maj Gen R[ichard] H Anderson & Brig Gen Mahone. The former has been coinmandg Longstreet’s Corps, and the latter Anderson’s divn since Gen Longstreet was disabled. They have discharged their duties to my entire satisfaction, and deserved the promotion to which I now recommend them, Gen Anderson to the temporary command of Longstreet’s Corps, and Gen Mahone to that of Anderson’s divn. I am with great respect

Your obt servt

R E Lee

Notes:

Robert Edward Lee PapersDuke University Library

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 209.