<br /> Lee Letter: v060

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: J. W. Ware

Colonel

In reply to your letter of the 15th, I have to state that, when you were ordered to report to Gen’l Johnston, it was supposed that there were with him several unassigned companies which might form the basis of your regiment. As it appears that there are none, it will be necessary for you to wait until a nucleus for your regiment can be formed. Anything which you can do to expedite its formation, you are authorized to do.

The regiment, when formed, will be known as the 34th Reg’t of Va Volunteers. Lt Colonel L. T. Moore and Major Lawson Botts will be attached to it. These officers were ordered to report to Gen’l Johnston like yourself, and made be used to aid in raising and organizing the Regiment.

Very Resp’ly Your ob’d’t serv – t

R E Lee Gen’l Comd’y

Col J. W. Ware 34th Reg’t Va Vols Charlestown Va

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