Spotsylvania Court House

May 12, 1864

In Butler’s official report to Grant, May 5th, he states that the Eighteenth and Tenth Army Corps have arrived in his department. These corps came from North & South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, & constitute most of the federal troops in those states. Cannot we now draw more troops from those departments?


R. E. Lee





Source: The Wartime Papers of R. E. Lee, edited by Clifford Dowdey and Louis Manarin, pp. 727-728.



Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 May 12