Headquarters Virginia Forces,

Richmond, Va., May 3, 1861

 

Respectfully submitted for the information of his excellency Governor Letcher.

Five thousand volunteers, including those now in service at Norfolk, have been called out today. In addition, the Georgia and Alabama regiments are ordered there.

R E Lee

Major-General

 

 

 

Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 2, p. 801

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 November 27