Milford, Va.

May 3, 1863


Hon. James A. Seddon, Secretary of War:

I request that Ransom’s and Pettigrew’s brigades be stopped at Hanover Junction, with orders to protect the railroads from the enemy’s cavalry.

It is reported that the enemy has crossed at Fredericksburg, and driven back our force that was left there. I have sent back re-enforcements.

R E Lee

General, Commanding




Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Vol. 25, Part 2, p. 768

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 May 3