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Object Name LETTER
Catalog Number REL-66
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date 1863
Scope & Content General Robert E. Lee to President Jefferson Davis, May 3, 1863

Physical Appearance: The letter is a photocopy of the original (autographed, signed), dated May 3, 1863. Lee describes to President Davis the successful flank attack at the Battle of Chancellorsville led by Gen. Jackson the day before. Lee also informs Davis of the wounding of Generals Jackson and A. P. Hill, as well as the death of Brig. Gen. Elisha F. Paxton. (An article from the "Confederate Veteran" concerning the letter is located in the same folder.)
People Davis, Jefferson
Lee, Robert E.
Subjects CML LEE COLLECTION