Headquarters, Crenshaw’s [Farm],

Via Gordonsville, Va., [August] 19, 1862.

 

Hon. George W. Randolph, Secretary of War:

 

It is reported a body of the enemy is moving from Fredericksburg toward Hanover Junction. Troops from Richmond could march at once to North Anna, assemble there, protect railroad, and then be moved according to circumstances.

R. E. Lee

 

 

 

Source: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Vol. 12, Part 3, p. 937

 

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 August 18