|Object Name||LETTER, TYPESCRIPT|
|Collection||CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION|
|Date||February 19, 1865|
|Scope & Content||
"Robert E. Lee to President Jefferson Davis, February 19, 1865"
Physical Appearance: The letter is a typed copy of the original from Lee to Pres. Jefferson Davis, dated February 19, 1865. Lee reports to Davis of Union Gen. William T. Sherman's movements toward Charlotte, North Carolina. The bulk of the letter consists of Lee's views on how Gen. Beauregard could best delay Sherman's advance. (See Dowdy & Manarin, "Wartime Papers of R. E. Lee," 905.)
|Creator||Lee, Robert E., Gen.|
|Subjects||CML LEE COLLECTION|