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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1989.057.00001
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date August 19, 1864
Scope & Content General Robert E. Lee to Major General Wade Hampton, August 19, 1864

Physical Appearance: August 19, 1864 - Robert E. Lee, at Head Quarters, Army of Northern Virginia, to Major General Wade Hampton, Commanding Cavalry - Expresses gratitude for the success of operations by the cavalry - especially W. H. F. Lee's operation on August 15, combined operations of W. H. F. Lee and General Gary's operations on August 16, and General Butler's "skillful execution" of Hampton's orders on August 18. Regrets the loss of Brigadier General John R. Chambliss. Signed R. E. Lee, General.

This is a handwritten "official" copy. Signed "T. B. Van Holtnaby (?)" Captain & Assistant Adjutant General. "Col. R. L. T. Beale, Com[man]d[in]g 9th V[irgini]a Cav[alry]" written at bottom left corner. The letter is in several pieces.
Archival History **** Cross reference to Wade Hampton.
People Hampton, Wade
Lee, Robert E.
Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh (Rooney)
Chambliss, John Randolph, Jr.
Beale, R. L. T.
Subjects Military leadership
Military officers
Cavalry