Robert E Lee Letter to Jefferson Davis (July 6, 1864)

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Robert E Lee Letter to Jefferson Davis

Civil War dated, autographed & signed letter on blue lined stationary, one page, quarto

Dated “July 6, 1864” General Lee writes to Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy.

“His Excy Jeff Davis”

“Mr. President,

As I have felt some anxiety as to the position of the 9th Corps from the various reports concernin it,

I directed that the pickets along our lines should be directed to capture a prisoner along their front.

Gen’l Hill has first come in to report that one from 2nd Corps was brought into him last night.

He was a New Yorker, sharp & shrewed from whom but little could be gained.

But he had on his person a diary kept by himself-brought up to the 5th Inst.

It was there recorded under date of the 4th.

Inst. that he had a comrade that day passed through the 9th & 5th Corps visiting certain friends & c.

This would seem to be good evidence that the 9th Corps is present before Petersburg.”

“With great respect your obt Servt.

R. E. Lee Gen.”

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