Headquarters

26 June 1862

 

General

Hold your trenches at the point of the bayonet tonight if necessary. If we reach the New Bridge I will let you know. Keep a watch for our signal at that place

I am most resp

RE Lee

Genl

 

Maj Gen Magruder

&c&c

 

 

Source: The Papers of Robert E. Lee, 1830-1870, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 June 18