Richmond, April 21, 1862

 

Major-General Pemberton:

A good brigade necessary for the defense of Richmond. Send one as soon as possible. Enemy preparing to advance from Fredericksburg.

Very respectfully,

RE Lee

 

 

 

Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 11, Part 3, p. 455

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 July 26