TACWM logo

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name LETTER, TYPESCRIPT
Catalog Number REL-147
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