<br /> Lee Letter: w189

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Robert E. Lee
Recipient: Jefferson Davis

President Davis;

So far the army has steadily advanced and repulsed the frequent attacks of the enemy. The line of the Rappahannock & Warrenton has been relieved. Many prisoners are captured, and I regret quantities of stores destroyed, for want of transportation. Anderson not yet up & I hear nothing of those behind.

We had Ewell, Trimble & Taliafero wounded, the latter slightly, the others not mortally.

(Signed) R. E. Lee


R. E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library

The copy of this telegram was sent with Lee’s telegram to Davis of 30 Aug. 1862, along with a letter from Davis to the Confederate Congress, which appears with that telegram.