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Object Name TELEGRAM
Catalog Number MS-890628.8
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date 1864
Scope & Content General Robert Edward Lee to General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, June 17, 1864

Physical Appearance: The telegram is an official copy, dated June 17, 1864, from General Robert Edward Lee to General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard. Lee sent the message from Drewry's Bluff [Virginia] and congratulates Beauregard on his successful repulse of the enemy near Petersburg. Lee also states that Confederates near Bermuda Hundred line have recaptured the Howlett's house battery. "[MS-890628]" is marked in pencil at the upper left corner. "1346" is marked in pencil in the left margin. [See "Official Reports," XL, pt. 2, p. 664; Dowdey & Manarin, "Wartime Papers of R. E. Lee," p. 787.]
Archival History The telegram dated June 17, 1864 from R. E. Lee to P. G. T. Beauregard was formerly located in V-6-1-1 (transferred in July 1997).
People Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant (P. G. T.)
Subjects CML LEE COLLECTION