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Object Name TELEGRAM
Catalog Number REL-108
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date August 9, 1864
Scope & Content "Robert E. Lee to Maj. Gen. G[eorge] E. Pickett, August 9, 1864"

Physical Appearance: The telegram (autographed note signed) is from Lee to Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett, dated August 9, 1864. Lee asks Pickett to harass the Union forces at Dutch Gap with artillery from Poague's battery, the Howlett line, and naval gunboats. (See "Official Records," XLII, pt. 2, 1168; Dowdey & Manarin, "Wartime Papers of R. E. Lee," 830.)
People Pickett, George Edward
Subjects CML LEE COLLECTION