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Object Name TELEGRAM
Catalog Number 1989.015.00037
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date June 17, 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" (the old object ID) 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.)
Lee, Robert E.
Subjects Military leadership
Military officers
Military maneuvers
Telegrams