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Object Name TELEGRAM
Catalog Number REL-138
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date September 29, 1864
Scope & Content Telegram: Robert E. Lee to Brig. Gen. Laurence S. Baker, September 29, 1864

Physical Appearance: The telegram (autographed note signed) is from Lee to Brig. Gen. Laurence S. Baker, dated September 29, 1864. Lee urges Baker to use Negro labor to finish the works and redoubts at Weldon, North Carolina, as soon as possible. (See "Official Reports," XLII, pt. 2, 1305.)
People Baker, Laurence Simmons
Lee, Robert E.
Subjects African Americans
Labor