New Market, Va., August 7, 1862

Maj. Gen. D. H. Hill,

Commanding, &c.:

General: I request that you will spare no effort in urging on the works at Drewry’s Bluff to a speedy completion, as it may become necessary to withdraw your command for service in the field, and it is of the utmost importance that the defensive works should [be] finished before that is done.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R E Lee,



Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 11, Part 3, p. 666

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2019 January 3