Confidential

 

Hdqrs: 11 Mar ‘64

Col.

Your letter of the 10th recd. this evg. I think well of the enterprize you propose. I am only doubtful how far your infy could keep pace with the cavy. At this time there is no danger from the East. Get all information & be guided by events. Rosser has halted at Gordonsville awaiting for the present the development of Kilpatrick’s movements. As already advised I desire you to rejoin your brigade at the Commencement of active operations & hope you will be able to have completed by that time the business that has occupied you during the winter.

Very respy your obtservt

R E Lee

Genl

 

Col Edward Willis

Commg 12 Geo Regt

 

 

Source: The Papers of Robert E. Lee, 1830-1870, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 June 18