<br /> Lee Letter: w027

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Richard S. Ewell

Lt Gl Ewell

The latest reports from Smiths Men (Telh Road) represent that the force which advanced to that front was only cavalry & about two regiments. Everything appears perfectly quiet in this direction (Early & Anderson’s front) – I hope you will keep your pickets on the alert tonight, it would be well for you to send a scout out on your left in order to discover any movement of the enemy that may be made that way – I feel no apprehension for your part – if the men do their duty. Gn Gordons brigade is in reserve on Early’s left & Kershaws Div in reserve on the extreme right – Vr

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