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Object Name TELEGRAM
Catalog Number REL-113
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date August 12, 1864
Scope & Content "Robert E. Lee to Lt. Gen. R[ichard] S. Ewell, August 12, 1864"

Physical Appearance: The telegram (autographed note signed) is from Lee to Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, dated August 12, 1864. Lee describes to Ewell the nature and purpose of the Union troops at Dutch Gap and Lee's desire to stop the building of a canal there. (See "Official Records," XLII, pt. 2, 1173; Dowdey & Manarin, "Wartime Papers of R. E. Lee," 833.)
Creator Lee, Robert E., Gen.
Subjects CML LEE COLLECTION