May 10, 1863



Hon. James A. Seddon,

Secretary of War:

It becomes my melancholy duty to announce to you the death of General Jackson. He expired at 3.15 p. m. to-day. His body will be conveyed to Richmond in the train to-morrow, under charge of Major Pendleton, assistant adjutant-general. Please direct an escort of honor to meet it at the depot, and that sustainable arrangements be made for its disposition.

R. E. Lee,


Source: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Vol. 25, Part 2, p. 791.

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 May 10