Fredericksburg, December 16, 1862


Hon. James A. Seddon:

Scouts sent to Gloucester report that two regiments of infantry, two of cavalry, and a battery of artillery made an excursion into the counties of Gloucester and King and Queen on Friday and Saturday. From Gloucester Point their advance reached King and Queen Court-House, but returned on Sunday.

All quiet on the Rappahannock. Some indications that enemy is moving toward Potomac. As soon as it is known in North Carolina that Burnside has recrossed the Rappahannock, the advance of enemy in that direction will be checked.

R E Lee





Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 21, p. 1063

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 February 12