<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

Notes:

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.