<br /> Lee Letter: g215

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

His Excly Jeffn Davis

Your telegram recd. I think it will be necessary to retire tonight. I shall Camp the troops here north of the Appomattox. The Enemy is so strong that they will cross above us to Close us in between the James & Appomattox Rivers – If we remain
R E Lee

R E Lee

Notes:

Robert Edward Lee PapersDuke University Library

Printed in Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee’s Dispatches, Dispatch No. 215.