Camp Petersburg 17 Sept ‘64

 

Mrs. Fowlkes1

I have recd the cloth sent by Mr. Sevier & am very grateful for your kind consideration. I am glad to find that the patriotic women of the Country are turning their attention to manufactures of all kinds. To them the Soldiers must look for clothing & Subsistence

with great esteem

your obtSevt

R E Lee

 

 

 

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

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 June 18  

 

 

1. Martha Ann Hyde Fowlkes (1823-1919) was the wife of Paschal Jennings Fowlkes (1813-1882). They lived at “Hyde Park” plantation in Nottoway County, Virginia.