Petersbg, Va

28 Novr 91

Dear Colo Taylor:

Thanks for your note of yesterday. There was need of hurry.

In a correspondence with Genl Longstreet – he said that he had not heard of such an order, and that Pickett’s Division, had previously been turned over to him.

What little I can know about the incidences of the war, I remember quite distinctly, and no one more clearly than this one.

Yr truly,


Colo W. H. Taylor

Norfolk, Va


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 8, M2009.445

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 July 21