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Object Name LETTER, COPY
Catalog Number MA-891204
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date 1864
Scope & Content General Robert E. Lee to Major General Wade Hampton, August 19, 1864

Physical Appearance: August 19, 1864 - R[obert] E[dward] Lee, at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs, Army [of] No[rthern] V[irgini]a, to Maj[or] Gen[era]l Wade Hampton, Com[man]d[in]g 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 Gary's operations on August 16, and Butler's "skillful execution" of Hampton's orders on August 18. Regrets the loss of Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [John R.] Chambliss. (Signed) R. E. Lee, General. "Official" copy. Signed "T. B. Van Holtnaby(?)" Capt[ain] & A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral]. "Col[onel] 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. A photocopy is available in the folder.
Archival History **** Cross reference to Wade Hampton.
People Hampton, Wade
Subjects CML LEE COLLECTION --CML HAMPTON