Hdqrs. Department of Northern Virginia,

August [1?], 1862

Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart,

Commanding, &c.:

General: The report of Lieutenant-Colonel Young of the operations of his command at Haxall’s Landing and Malvern Hill is received. I desire that you will express to Lieutenant-Colonel Young my sense of the courage and efficiency which marked the conduct of himself, his officers and men, and of the success which attended his efforts against a superior force of the enemy. Colonel Young has performed the duty assigned to him in a manner creditable to himself and his command.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R E Lee,



Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 11, Part 3, p. 660

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 November 29