May 4th Chancellorsville

General

I have just received your note informing me that you were wounded. I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have directed events, I should have chosen, for the good of the country to have been disabled in your stead. I congratulate you upon the victory which is due to your skill and energy,

Most truly yours

R E Lee

Genl

 

 

 

Source: Mss2 L515 a 173, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 June 27