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Robert Edward Lee Headquarters


A Guide to the Robert Edward Lee Headquarters Papers, 1850–1876
Call Number Mss3 L515 a

Abstract

Main Entry

Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807–1870.

Title

Headquarters papers, 1850–1876.

Size

816 items (7 manuscript boxes).

Biographical Note

Robert E. Lee (1807–1870), commanding general of the Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America. The records of his field headquarters, 1862-1865, deal with daily reports, communications, and logistics.

Summary

The headquarters papers include order books and orders, circulars, telegraph books and telegrams, correspondence, printed materials, reports, biographical information, private writings of Lee, postwar memoirs, and newspaper clippings.

Provenance

Acquired through the merger of the Confederate Memorial Association with the Virginia Historical Society in 1946.

Restrictions

None.

Collection Description

Introduction

Robert Edward Lee was born 19 January 1807 in Westmoreland County, Va., the son of Henry Lee and Ann Hill (Carter) Lee. He and his family moved to Alexandria, Va., where Robert received his early education. In 1825 Lee accepted an appointment to West Point, from which he graduated in 1829. Lee then served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, advancing through the ranks until 1852, when he was appointed the superintendent of the U. S. Military Academy. It was during this period with the engineers that Lee married Mary Anna Randolph Custis and began a family that would include seven children. In 1855, Lee joined the cavalry and was sent to Texas to serve from 1857 to 1861.

When it became apparent that Virginia would secede from the Union, Lee resigned his commission and traveled to Richmond, Va., and was designated Commander and Chief of the military and naval forces of Virginia by the governor. He then served as military advisor to President Jefferson Davis until May 1862, when he took command of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

It was at that time that the field headquarters was established, staffed by experienced soldiers such as Lafayette Guild, Henry Heth, Charles Marshall, Walter Herron Taylor, and Charles Venable. Lee and his support staff dealt with the daily influx of various types of reports, issuing and receiving orders and telegrams, and logistical planning, as well as the daily correspondence necessary to keep the president informed. The headquarters was disbanded following the Army's surrender on 9 April 1865.

Lee returned to Richmond and later became president of Washington College at Lexington, Va. (Now Washington and Lee University.) He died in Lexington on 12 October 1870, where he is buried.

Some materials were added to this collection by Lee himself following the war, and after that by former staff officers and potential historians of the Army of Northern Virginia. Osmun Latrobe and Walter Taylor have a large quantity of entries because of their service as assistant adjutant generals.

Description

This collection has been divided into twelve series, each arranged in chronological order. Series One includes all loose papers concerning 1862 (reports, orders, and newspaper clippings). Series Two contains a telegraph book for the Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia, from 15 March 1862 to 8 October 1864, with endorsements given over that same period of time [indexed]. Series Three consists of a letterbook for the Army of Northern Virginia from 7 June 1863 to 12 October 1864. Many of these letters can be found in numerous volumes of The War of the Rebellion : a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies. (Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1880–1901). Series Four consists of papers concerning 1863 (including correspondence, orders, and reports).

Series Five contains the bound reports of Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox [1824–1865] concerning his operations as general, Confederate States Army, from 1863–1865. Series Six includes the reports and public letters of Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard [1818–1893] from 24 April 1864 to 15 April 1865 in three bound volumes. Also, includes telegrams of Beauregard from 25 April 1864 to 22 February 1865. Series Seven contains papers concerning 1864 (includes correspondence, orders, reports, and telegrams). Series Eight contains wartime papers for the year 1865 (includes order book for 1865, correspondence, orders, circulars, printed materials, reports, and telegrams for the months of January through May).

Series Nine is made up of Robert E. Lee's personal papers (including meditations, biographical information, reports concerning Lee's commission in the United States Army, postwar correspondence, and newspaper clippings). Series Ten consists of reminiscences by Lee and various acquaintances (including newspaper articles, estimates of troop strength, reports of operations, correspondence concerning the Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A., diagrams of the Battle of Sharpsburg, and biographical information). Series Eleven contains papers concerning postwar politics (taking the oath of allegiance, the political climate in Maryland, South Carolina, and Virginia, rejoining the Union, emigration to Mexico, and amending the Constitution of the United States). Series Twelve consists of all printed materials that were separate from the main collection. These include general orders of the U. S. Army for 1855 to 1860 and of the C. S. Army for 1863 to 1865. Also, contains flyers, circulars, book inserts, and addresses and speeches, all collected during the war or soon after.

Many of these papers have been annotated or signed by Robert E. Lee.

Following the papers, in Box 8, are cataloging and processing notes documenting earlier arrangements of the materials.

Guide

The papers are grouped by year and, where necessary (as in the case of 1865), further subdivided by month. Within these chronological groupings materials are sorted into the following categories: correspondence, orders and circulars, reports, and telegrams. There are, as always, a few exceptions, which are clearly noted. Series Nine through Twelve deal with specific subjects, and materials therein are filed in strict chronological order.

The index located at the end of this guide can also be used quickly to find one specific subject or person. The numbers located in the index refer to the number of that item and its corresponding position within the collection.

When requesting materials from the Lee Headquarters Papers, be sure to include the manuscript call number [Mss3L515a], the item number, and the specific title of the item.

This arrangement and guide replaces the previous card catalog description and the earlier guide produced by William Gordon McCabe.

Series 1: 1862

Folder 1. 1862

Item 1

A. P. Hill's report on the battles of Shepherdstown, Cedar Run, Second Manassas, Harpers Ferry, and Sharpsburg [n.d., draft in pencil]

Item 2

Battle of Sharpsburg [N.Y. Tribune]

Item 3

General Orders no. 34, Headquarters Department of Northern Virginia [23 March 1862]

Series 2: Telegraph Book, 1862–1864

Folder 2. 1862–1864 Telegraph Book

Item 4        Telegraph Book, Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia. 15 March 1862–8 October 1864 (also includes endorsements over the same time period)

Series 3: Letterbook, 1863–1864

Folder 3. 1863–1864 Letterbook

Item 5.       Letterbook, Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia. 7 June 1863–12 October 1864

Series 4: 1863

Folder 4: 1863 -- Correspondence

Item 6

H. C. Dallam to Charles Marshall [4 June 1863] concerning personal and family information

Item 7

Samuel Cooper to R. E. Lee [29 June 1863] dealing with enemy on peninsula near Richmond

Item 8

R. E. Lee to Robert Emmet Rodes [8 October 1863] copy of order

Item 9

Richard Stoddert Ewell to Robert Emmet Rodes [8 October 1863] copy of order

Item 10

Edward Willis to Robert Emmet Rodes [25 October 1863] concerning Battle of Kellys Ford

Item 11

Robert Emmet Rodes to A. S. Pendelton [25 October 1863] asking for confirmation of relief of post at Kellys Ford

Folder 5: 1863 -- Orders

Item 12

General Orders Book for 1863 (published edition in 1864)

Item 13

General Orders no. 76, Army of Northern Virginia [copy] [11 July 1863]

Item 14

General Orders no. 81, Army of Northern Virginia [copy] [5 August 1863]

Item 15

General Orders no. 111 [31 December 1863] W. Taylor to Hampton, concerns furloughs

 

Folder 6: 1863 -- Reports

Item 16

A. P. Hill's report describing skirmishes south of the Rappahannock [n.d.]

Item 17

A. P. Hill's report [1 January 1863] on the Battle of Fredericksburg [original]

Item 18

Army of Northern Virginia, Battle report for June to August 1863 [bound]

Item 19

A. P. Hill's report of operations of Army 3rd Corps at Gettysburg [draft in pencil]

Item 20

James Longstreet's report [27 July 1863]: on the Battle of Gettysburg [copy]

Item 21

Report of 2nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment by Walter S. Stallings [11 November 1863]: concerning Kellys Ford on 7 November

Item 22

Report of the 30th North Carolina Infantry Regiment by John C. McMillan [11 November 1863]: explaining why so many Carolinians were captured at Kellys Ford

Item 23

Report of Rodes division [12 November 1863]: casualties from 8 October to 6 November 1863 by R. R. Hutchinson

Item 24

Report of Rodes division [12 November 1863]: casualties from 7 to 8 November 1863 by R. R. Hutchinson

Item 25

Report of Rodes division [3 December 1863]: casualties and captured, 26 November to 3 December 1863 by Moses Green Peyton

Series 5: Reports, 1863–1865, of Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox

Folder 7. Reports, 1863–1865

 

Item 26

Reports, 1863–1865, by Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox concerning operations at Salem Church, Battle of Gettysburg, Battle of the Wilderness, Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Ream's Station, Bellefield, Evacuation of Petersburg, as well as the retreat and surrender [bound volume]. Typescript transcription is available.

Series 6: Reports and Public Letters, 1864–1865, of P.G. T. Beauregard

Folder 8. Reports and Public Letters, 1864–1865 (copies made 25 November 1865)

Item 27

24 April 1864–9 June 1864

Item 28

10 June 1864–1 March 1865

Item 29

1 March 1865–15 April 1865 (also contains Telegrams 25 April 1864–22 February 1865)

Item 30

List of papers sent to R. E. Lee at Washington College through the politeness of William Hickens from G. T. Beauregard [25 November 1865]

Series 7 : 1864

Folder 9: 1864 -- Correspondence

Item 31

J. C. Haskell to Osmun Latrobe [n.d.]: concerning horses and artillery batteries' readiness to be called out

Item 32

R. E. Lee dispatch to J. D. Imboden [25 May 1864]: ordering him to call out the reserves to meet the enemy

Item 33

R. E. Lee to James Alexander Seddon [28 May 1864]: concerning enemy troop movements

Item 34

Braxton Bragg to R. E. Lee [10 June 1864]: concerning raiding party cutting off his communications

Item 35

R. E. Lee to Jubal A. Early [12 October 1864]: battle news, which is appended to a note from Early [copy in Early’s hand]

Item 36

R. E. Lee to A. P. Hill [31 October 1864]: dealing with reports from Wade Hampton [copy]

Item 37

Robert F. Hoke to O. Latrobe [12 November 1864]: placing men unable to be in the service in the home guard

Folder 10: 1864 -- Orders

Item 38

Special Order no. 77 [19 March 1864]: W. H. Taylor to James Longstreet, organization of artillery and assignment of field officers

Item 39

Orders of Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade to the U. S. Army of the Potomac for beginning of campaign 1864 [2 May 1864]

Item 40

General Orders no. 44 [20 May 1864]: death of J. E. B. Stuart and his honorable service to the cause

Item 41

Special Order [24 May 1864]: W. H. Taylor to Richard H. Anderson, change of command for Col. B. D. Fry

Item 42

Special Order [31 May 1864]: Charles Venable to Richard H. Anderson, reorganization of Kershaw's brigade

Item 43

Special Order [4 June 1864]: W. H. Taylor to James Longstreet, change of assignments for officers

Item 44

General Order [14 June 1864]: J. P. Smith, change of assignment

Item 45

Special Order [15 June 1864]: W. H. Taylor to R. H. Anderson, leave of absence

Item 46

Special Order [15 June 1864]: W. H. Taylor to R. H. Anderson, replacement of officer because of illness

Item 47

Special Order 151 [27 June 1864]: W. H. Taylor to R. H. Anderson, replacement of judge advocate general

Item 48

Special Order 153 [2 July 1864]: W. H. Taylor to R. H. Anderson, leave of absence for disability

Item 49

Special Order 156 [6 July 1864]: W. H. Taylor to R. H. Anderson, leave of absence for disability

Item 50

Special Order 161 [11 July 1864]: W. H. Taylor to R. H. Anderson, leave of absence for a disability

Item 51

Special Order 163 [13 July 1864]: H. B. McClellan to R. H. Anderson, leave of absence for married officers

Item 52

Special Order 164 [14 July 1864]: W. H. Taylor to R. H. Anderson, leave of absence

Item 53

Special Order 165 [15 July 1864]: W. H. Taylor to R. H. Anderson, leaves of absence for disability

Item 54

Special Order 167 [18 July 1864]: W. H. Taylor to R. H. Anderson, disallowing communication or fraternization with enemy pickets

Item 55

Special Order 176 [27 July 1864]: W. H. Taylor to R. H. Anderson, refer to trial all charges before the court

Item 56

Special Order 184 [6 August 1864]: W. H. Taylor to M. M. Donald, leave of absence for disability

Item 57

Special Order 184 [6 August 1864]: W. H. Taylor to R. H. Anderson, leave of absence for disability

Item 58

General Orders no. 54 [10 August 1864]: R. E. Lee, all persons not on leave must rejoin their units *

Item 59

Special Order 225 [19 September 1864]: W. H. Taylor to R. H. Anderson, concerning assistant quartermaster

Item 60

Special Order 234 [28 September 1864]: W. H. Taylor to R. H. Anderson, citizen witnesses attending military courts to be paid expenses and provided transportation

Item 61

Special Order 238 [7 October 1864]: W. H. Taylor to R. H. Anderson, leave of absence for disability

Item 62

Special Order 248 [17 October 1864]: W. H. Taylor to James Longstreet, Longstreet will assume command of his corps. R. H. Anderson will have 2 divisions of infantry; also where headquarters will be set up for both

Item 63

Special Order 251 [20 October 1864]: W. H. Taylor to James Longstreet, change of duty

Item 64

Special Order 254 [23 October 1864]: W. H. Taylor to James Longstreet, assignment of duty

Item 65

Special Order 273 [11 November 1864]: W. H. Taylor to James Longstreet, brigade commander will act as inspector if there is no brigade inspector

Item 66

Special Order 274 [12 November 1864]: W. H. Taylor to James Longstreet, leave of absence

Item 67

Special Order 286 [24 November 1864]: W. H. Taylor to James Longstreet, issuing of candles

Item 68

Special Order 302 [10 December 1864]: W. H. Taylor to James Longstreet, all officers at Camp Lee to rejoin regiments

Item 69

Special Order 309 [17 December 1864]: W. H. Taylor to James Longstreet, leave of absence

Item 70

Special Order 311 [19 December 1864]: W. H. Taylor to James Longstreet, leave of absence

Item 71

Special Order 319 [28 December 1864]: W. H. Taylor to James Longstreet, leave of absence

Item 72

Special Order 322 [31 December 1864]: W. H. Taylor to James Longstreet, leave of absence

Folder 11: 1864 -- Reports, January-September

Item 73

Memorandum of strength of Army of N. Va. [n.d.]

Item 74

blank travel pass [1864]

Item 75

blank travel pass [1864]

Item 76

Rodes division, report of operations to A. S. Pendleton, concerning Mine Run [February 25, 1864]

Item 77

James Longstreet, partial report of East Tennessee operation and the Wilderness [1864] with R. E. Lee's handwriting

Item 78

Rodes division, record [4 May 1864]

Item 79

List of casualties for Lane's Brigade from 5 May 1864 to 1 October 1864

Item 80

John B. Gordon, report of operations from 5 May to 14 May 1864 [5 July 1864] concerning the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House

Item 81

Wade Hampton, report on operation of 1st and 2nd divisions of Cavalry from 8 June to 26 July [9 July 1864] [copy]

Item 82

Wade Hampton, report on the engagement at Tappony Church, 28 June 1864 [10 July 1864] [copy]

Item 83

John B. Gordon, report on Battle of Monacacy, 22 July 1864

Item 84

Monthly return of Cavalry corps, Army N. Va., commanded by Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton for August 1864 at Dinwiddie County, Va.

Item 85

Stephen Dodson Ramseur, report of Spotsylvania and Wilderness campaign for Early's division, 3 August 1864

Item 86

Thomas R. Rootes, copies of reports of James River Squadron while cooperating with the Army of Northern Va., operations near "Signal Hill" and Fort Harrison [August 1864]

Item 87

Wade Hampton, report of the fighting at Ream's Station, 25 August 1864 [29 August 1864] [copy]

Item 88

Wade Hampton, report of "Cattle Raid" near Sycamore Church and casualty report [27 September 1864]

Item 89

Monthly return of Cavalry corps, Army N. Va., commanded by Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton for September 1864 at Dinwiddie County, Va.

Folder 12: 1864 -- Reports, November-December

Item 90

Monthly return of Cavalry corps, Army N. Va., commanded by Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton for October 1864 at Dinwiddie County, Va.

Item 91

Monthly return of Cavalry corps, Army N. Va., commanded by Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton for November 1864 at Dinwiddie County, Va.

Item 92

George Gordon Meade, report to U. S. Grant on the operations of the Army of the Potomac from the commencement of the 1864 campaign to 1 November 1864 by Theodore S. Bowers

Item 93

Wade Hampton, report of operations from 27 September to 3 October 1864 [21 November 1864]

Item 94

Wade Hampton, report of Burgess Mill [21 November 1864]

Item 95

Armistead Lindsay Long, official report [copy] of the Spotsylvania campaign in 1864

Item 96

Monthly return of Cavalry corps, Army N. Va., commanded by Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton for December 1864 at Hicksford, Va.

Folder 13: 1864 -- Telegrams

Item 97

R. E. Lee to James Longstreet [9 [?] 1864]: only attack if advantageous

Item 98

R. E. Lee to Secretary of War [5,6,7, and 11 May 1864]: relating to enemy movements and battle information [copies]

Item 99

Braxton Bragg to R. E. Lee [14 May 1864]: battle report from Richmond

Item 100

P. G. T. Beauregard to Braxton Bragg [9 June 1864]: news of Battle of Petersburg [copy]

Item 101

P. G. T. Beauregard to Braxton Bragg [9 June 1864]: enemy movements [copy]

Item 102

W. H. Taylor to James Longstreet [29 November 1864]: report from scouts

Item 103

R. E. Lee to James Longstreet [29 November 1864]: enemy troop movements [2 sides]

Item 104

R. E. Lee to James Longstreet [5 December 1864]: asking for report of enemy activity and telling of African American troops being replaced by whites

Item 105

R. E. Lee to James Longstreet [7 December 1864]: enemy troop sightings

Item 106

G. E. Pickett to James Longstreet [7 December 1864]: being attacked

Item 107

R. E. Lee to James Longstreet [7 December 1864]: ordering troop movements

Item 108

R. E. Lee to James Longstreet [9 December 1864]: battle news

Item 109

R. E. Lee to James Longstreet [10 December 1864]: battle news

Item 110

R. E. Lee to James Longstreet [10 December 1864]: battle news

Item 111

R. E. Lee to James Longstreet [11 December 1864]: battle plans

Item 112

R. E. Lee to James Longstreet [14 December 1864]: asking for report of enemy activity

Item 113

R. E. Lee to James Longstreet [19 December 1864]: coded meeting

Item 114

R. E. Lee to James Longstreet [22 December 1864]: ordering troop movements

Item 115

R. E. Lee to James Longstreet [22 December 1864]: orders

Item 116

R. E. Lee to James Longstreet [23 December 1864]: send scouts out

Item 117

W. H. Taylor to James Longstreet [24 December 1864]: asking for troop movements

Item 118

R. E. Lee to James Longstreet [24 December 1864]: return to former positions

Series 8: 1865

Folder 14: 1865 Order Book

Item 119                           General and Special Order Book for the year 1865

Folder 15: 1865 January

Item 120

Letter, A. P. Hill to O. Latrobe [n.d.]: concerning execution of a soldier

Item 121

Letter, James P. Phillips to O. Latrobe [n.d. 1865]: concerning furloughs

Item 122

Letter, R. E. Colston to W. H. Taylor [4 January 1865]: names of soldiers who have not reported

Item 123

Letter, C. Venable to J. Longstreet [7 January 1865]: relative to the location of Gregg's cavalry

Item 124

Letter, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [7 January 1865]: relating to the consolidation of reduced regiments and brigades *

Item 125

Letter, C. Venable to J. Longstreet [16 January 1865]: route to Bellefield now open

Item 126

Letter, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [31 January 1865]: stating that U. S. Grant is being reinforced by troops from G. H. Thomas's army and that all should be readied at Richmond to meet the enemy

Item 127

Order, [2 January 1865]: W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet, please send reports earlier

Item 128

Special Order 5 [1 January 1865]: W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet, issuing of candles

Item 129

Order, [9 January 1865]: C. Venable to J. Longstreet, extra furloughs for unusual cases

Item 130

Special Order 9 [10 January 1865]: C. Venable to J. Longstreet, leave of absence

Item 131

Order, [11 January 1865]: C. Venable to J. Longstreet, relative to the route to be taken by furloughed officers going south

Item 132

Order, [14 January 1865]: C. Venable to J. Longstreet, no reports, no leaves of absences

Item 133

Special Order 18 [19 January 1865]: C. Venable to J. Longstreet, leave of absence

Item 134

Order, [23 January 1865]: C. Venable to J. Longstreet, ordinance requests

Item 135

Order, [25 January 1865]: C. Venable to J. Longstreet, General Order #2 is still in force

Item 136

Order, [27 January 1865]: C. Venable to J. Longstreet, revoking General Order #1, series 1864

Item 137

Special Order 25 [27 January 1865]: C. Venable to S. C. Potts, leaves of absence for officers

Item 138

Order, [28 January 1865]: R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet, relate to the non-payments for the troops *

Item 139

Notice [printed] for Richmonders to send supplies for the army

Item 140

Appeal [printed] to citizens from R. E. Lee [25 January 1865] to turn in weapons for use by the cavalry (C.I.656–2)

Item 141

Reports of operations of Longstreet's Corps from 7 May 1864 - 19 October 1864 by W. H. Taylor [1865]

Item 142

Report of casualties of the 2nd corps during May 1864 by L. Guild, and of ordnance captured by the 2nd Corps during the same time period by W. Allan [5 January 1865]

Item 143

Wade Hampton, report of operations in defense of Bellefield, 7 December 1864 [21 January 1865]

Item 144

Official report [copy] of the taking of Fort Fisher, N.C., on 15 January 1865 by Major General W. H. C. Whiting at Ft. Columbus Hospital, Grooms Island, N.Y. Harbor [19 February 1865]

Item 145

Draft of telegram [n.d.]

Item 146

Telegram, G. W. C. Lee to O. Latrobe [n.d.]: enemy movements

Item 147

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [n.d.]: conditions of unit

Item 148

Telegram, E. Taylor to O. Latrobe [1865]: transportation for horses

Item 149

Telegram, Note, ? Taylor and R. S. Ewell mentioned [n.d.]

Item 150

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [11 January 1865]: furloughed men cannot go by Danville or Greensborough

Item 151

Telegram, C. Venable to O. Latrobe [20 January 1865]: road open

Item 152

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [30 January 1865]: battle plans

Folder 16: 1865 February - Correspondence

Item 153

Letter, Jefferson Davis to John Breckinridge [8 February 1865]: with letter from R. E. Lee [154], giving account of suffering of troops from lack of food [copy]

Item 154

Letter, R. E. Lee to James Seddon [8 February 1865]: concerning lack of supplies for the troops

Item 155

Letter, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [9 February 1865]: suggesting relation to the picket lines from battlefields to Elliotts Salient *

Item 156

Letter, Rearing to O. Latrobe [15 February 1865]: awaiting instructions, Chevaux defense

Item 157

Letter, W. H. Taylor to O. Latrobe [17 February 1865]: wants reports sent earlier in the day

Item 158

Letter, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [18 February 1865]: identifying nearest telegraph office to him

Item 159

Letter, Henry Edward Young to J. Longstreet [18 February 1865]: extending benefits of amnesty to deserters and A.W.O.L. under charge and punishment

Item 160

Letter, R. E. Lee to J. Breckinridge [19 February 1865]: movements of Sherman and Schofield, he would send Johnston to S. C.

Item 161

Letter, R. S. Ewell to C. Venable [20 February 1865]: return of prisoners and asks for orders to remove cotton and tobacco

Item 162

Letter, W. H. Taylor to Fitzhugh Lee [20 February 1865]: allowed to send commissary chief and mail carrier to Richmond while on duty

Item 163

Letter, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [20 February 1865]: submits report of scouts

Item 164

Letter, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [20 February 1865]: relates to passes for his men

Item 165

Letter, J. Breckinridge to R. E. Lee [20 February 1865]: concerning the planning of retreat from the cities [copy]

Item 166

Letter, J. M. Goggin to O. Latrobe [21 February 1865]: in regard to construction of order suspending furloughs

Item 167

Letter, S. Crutchfield to R. Cleary [21 February 1865]: movements of the enemy

Item 168

Letter, R. E. Lee to J. Breckinridge [21 February 1865]: concerning the abandoning of Richmond and moving the stores to Lynchburg [copy]

Item 169

Letter, J. Breckinridge to R. E. Lee [21 February 1865]: must defeat W. T. Sherman, you should gather troops to do this [copy]

Item 170

Letter, H. E. Young to J. Longstreet [22 February 1865]: concerning article 20, listing penalties for deserters

Item 171

Letter, R. E. Lee to J. Breckinridge [22 February 1865]: necessity of defeating Sherman and removing stores from Richmond

Item 172

Letter, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [23 February 1865]: concerning telegraph office

Item 173

Letter, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [23 February 1865]: dissatisfaction among released prisoners in Richmond

Item 174

Letter, John A. Campbell to J. Breckinridge [23 February 1865]: suggestions for removal of stores from Richmond [copy]

Item 175

Letter, R. E. Lee to J. Breckinridge [24 February 1865]: alarming number of deserters from North Carolina regiments [copy]

Item 176

Letter, Secretary of War J. Breckinridge to R. E. Lee [25 February 1865]: concerning the deserters from North Carolina units [copy]

Item 177

Letter, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [25 February 1865]: asking for number of desertions

Item 178

Letter, G. W. C. Lee to O. Latrobe [25 February 1865]: submitting a statement of the length of parapet and picket line, as well as number of troops

Item 179

Letter, R. S. Ewell to J. Breckinridge [25 February 1865]: concerns the evacuation plans for Richmond

Item 180

Letter, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [27 February 1865]: concerning troop locations as well as the arrests of deserters

Item 181

Letter, H. L. Benning to O. Latrobe [27 February 1865]: about movements of the enemy

Item 182

Letter, R. E. Lee to J. Breckinridge [28 February 1865]: concerning the moving of stores from Richmond

Item 183

Letter, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [28 February 1865]: caught deserters

Item 184

Letter, R. E. Lee to Secretary of War J. Breckinridge [28 February 1865]: desertions [copy]

Folder 17: 1865 February - Orders, Reports, and Telegrams

Item 185

Special Order 33 [4 February 1865]: W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet, command of forces on opposite side of the James from Headquarters

Item 186

Circular [8 February 1865]: W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet, revokes direction of no leaves and furloughs to go south of South Carolina

Item 187

General Orders no. 1-4 [9, 11, 11, and 22 February 1865]: R. E. Lee [printed] (C.I. 645)

Item 188

Special Order 40 [11 February 1865]: W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet, Fitzhugh Lee commands all cavalry

Item 189

Special Order 48 [20 February 1865]: W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet, leave of absence for Pickett

Item 190

Circular [20 February 1865]: W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet, asking for complete list of men on rolls

Item 191

General Orders no. 5 [21 February 1865]: W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet, concerning leaves allowed

Item 192

Circular [21 February 1865]: W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet, no leaves or furloughs will be granted

Item 193

Circular [23 February 1865]: H. Young to J. Longstreet, make list of all men entitled to amnesty

Item 194

I. M. St. John, Commissary General, Circular, [20 February 1865]: to his officers (C.I.1248) [printed]

Item 195

Appeal [printed] to the People of Virginia [22 February 1865]: to send supplies [prominent citizens] (C.I. 2682)

Item 196

Report of Bratton's Brigade [27 February 1865]

Item 197

Report of Kershaw's Division [27 February 1865]

Item 198

J. Brown to L. Masters [27 February 1865]: report number of deserters from R. H. Anderson's brigade

Item 199

William F. Perry to L. Masters [27 February 1865]: concerning number of deserters

Item 200

P. J. Shannon to ? [27 February 1865]: concerning deserters

Item 201

John Shotwell to L. Masters [27 February 1865]: concerning deserters

Item 202

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [February 1865]: asking to visit Richmond

Item 203

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [1 February 1865]: cavalry battle [photostat also]

Item 204

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [4 February 1865]: orders for Fitzhugh Lee's division

Item 205

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [4 February 1865]: forage for horses

Item 206

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [5 February 1865]: enemy movements

Item 207

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [13 February 1865]: send prisoners to enemy line

Item 208

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to O. Latrobe [18 February 1865]: leaves and furloughs to go south of South Carolina are suspended

Item 209

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [20 February 1865]: Pickett applies for three days leave

Item 210

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to J. Longstreet [20 February 1865]: scout reports of enemy movements

Item 211

Telegram, J. Breckinridge to R. E. Lee [24 February 1865]: concerning evacuation of Richmond, with Lee's reply [copy]

Item 212

Telegram, J. Breckinridge to R. E. Lee [25 February 1865]: concerning removal of stores from Richmond [copy]

Item 213

Telegram, R. E. Lee to S. Cooper [25 February 1865]: orders to carry out execution of private [copy of telegram]

Item 214

Telegram, G. W. C. Lee to O. Latrobe [25 February 1865]: exchanged prisoners

Item 215

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to O. Latrobe [25 February 1865]: relative to leaves of officers, with note from S. C. Potts

Item 216

Telegram, G. W. C. Lee to O. Latrobe [27 February 1865]: concerning deserters

Item 217

Telegram, G. E. Pickett to O. Latrobe [28 February 1865]: enemy troop strengths

Item 218

Telegram, G. E. Pickett to O. Latrobe [28 February 1865]: enemy movements

Folder 18: 1865 March - Correspondence, March 1-15

Item 219

W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [1 March 1865]: asking for names of two officers from each division to constitute Boards of Survey

Item 220

W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [1 March 1865]: the Board of Examiners has been chosen

Item 221

Secretary of War Breckinridge to J. E. Johnston [1 March 1865]: regretting that the treasury cannot send pay for his troops [copy]

Item 222

C. Pickett to O. Latrobe [1 March 1865]: list of deserters from Corse's brigade

Item 223

D. Scott to O. Latrobe [1 March 1865]: desertions

Item 224

Secretary of War Breckinridge to R. E. Lee [1 March 1865]: desertions [copy]

Item 225

Secretary of War Breckinridge to L. B. Vance [1 March 1865]: desertions and public sentiments in southern states, North Carolina in particular [copy]

Item 226

? to O. Latrobe [2 March 1865]: asking for supply information

Item 227

Ewell to O. Latrobe [2 March 1865]: stating that he had organized the convalescents at the hospitals for service, 200 local defense troops, and that the Virginia legislature is about to pass a bill to allow African Americans to volunteer

Item 228

Kershaw to O. Latrobe [2 March 1865]: list of officers names to make up brigade Board of Examiners

Item 229

R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [2 March 1865]: stating that he proposed an interview with Grant [original] * [also a photostat copy]

Item 230

J. B. Kershaw to O. Latrobe [3 March 1865]: suggesting officers for the Board of Survey

Item 231

Gardner to W. H. Taylor [3 March 1865]: forwarding names of men who have been ordered to report to him for reassignment and failed to do so.

Item 232

G. E. Pickett to O. Latrobe [3 March 1865]: transmitting names of officers of this division to constitute "Boards of Examination"

Item 233

Copies of letters between U. S. Grant and R. E. Lee [4 March 1865]: concerning an interview proposed between the two

Item 234

W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [4 March 1865]: asks for number of deserters

Item 235

Charles Field to O. Latrobe [5 March 1865]: list of names of officers to constitute Boards of Examination

Item 236

Charles Field to O. Latrobe [6 March 1865]: recommending two officers for the Board of Survey

Item 237

O. Latrobe to M. W. Gary [7 March 1865]: asking for a scouting party [copy]

Item 238

M. W. Gary to O. Latrobe [7 March 1865]: concerning enemy troop strength and position

Item 239

Stevens [chief engineer] to J. Longstreet [7 March 1865]: contain descriptions of roads to Amelia Court House from Manchester

Item 240

R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [7 March 1865]: stating that Sheridan is reported to have divided his forces at Charlottesville *

Item 241

J. Breckinridge to R. E. Lee [8 March 1865]: Congress

Item 242

James Phillips to O. Latrobe [8 March 1865]: concerning receipts

Item 243

R. S. Ewell to O. Latrobe [8 March 1865]: a private is reprieved and released

Item 244

M. W. Gary to O. Latrobe [8 March 1865]: concerning J. Longstreet's order for a scout of the James River

Item 245

O. Latrobe to J. Phillips [9 March 1865]: forage for horses

Item 246

Charles Field to O. Latrobe [9 March 1865]: statement of desertions

Item 247

J. M. Goggin to O. Latrobe [9 March 1865]: statement of deserters

Item 248

J. Phillips to O. Latrobe [9 March 1865]: dealing with requisitions for employees with Head Quarters

Item 249

J. M. Goggin to O. Latrobe [9 March 1865]: relating to casualties

Item 250

G. W. C. Lee to O. Latrobe [9 March 1865]: asking for instructions for illuminating area in case of night attack

Item 251

M. W. Gary to O. Latrobe [10 March 1865]: has sent squadron of 25 men up the James River

Item 252

J. D. Waul to O. Latrobe [10 March 1865]: concerning the transportation of baggage

Item 253

M. W. Gary to O. Latrobe [11 March 1865]: troop locations

Item 254

R. E. Lee and J. E. Johnston, two letters [copies and bound] [11 March 1865 and 15 March 1865]: concerning plans of cooperation between the two armies

Item 255

George Alfred Trenholm to R. E. Lee [11 March 1865]: relating to the lack of pay for the troops

Item 256

M. W. Gary to O. Latrobe [11 March 1865]: reports Colonel Haskell moved at once upon reception of orders

Item 257

B. H. Smith to O. Latrobe [13 March 1865]: asking for orders

Item 258

John Lewis Cochran to O. Latrobe [13 March 1865]: asking for detail of officers to make a quorum for military court

Item 259

R. E. Lee to J. Breckinridge [14 March 1865]: containing list of officers who ask for the authority to raise or be assigned to the command of African American troops

 

Folder 19: 1865 March -- Correspondence, March 16-31

Item 260

Protest of company officers [16 March 1865]: on account of short rations with a report of desertions ending 8 March 1865, with endorsements by R. E. Lee [copy]

Item 261

R. I. Yarrington to O. Latrobe [16 March 1865]: Army intelligence asking for casualty reports

Item 262

R. E. Lee to Secretary of War Breckinridge [16 March 1865]: proposing to come from Earl Russell and General Grant's reply to Lee [2 March 1865]: for an interview

Item 263

W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [17 March 1865]: asks for report of deserters

Item 264

R. E. Lee to J. Breckinridge [17 March 1865]: movements of enemy in southwest N.C., Tenn., and Valley of Va.

Item 265

G. E. Pickett to O. Latrobe [18 March 1865]: about supplies and passes

Item 266

J. M. Goggin to O. Latrobe [19 March 1865]: about details for the military court

Item 267

E. Taylor to J. Longstreet [19 March 1865]: relates to pontoons

Item 268

J. M. Goggin to O. Latrobe [19 March 1865]: preventing desertions

Item 269

Peter McGlashan to J. M. Goggin [19 March 1865]: relates to deserters fighting their way home

Item 270

J. M. Goggin to O. Latrobe [19 March 1865]: statement of desertions

Item 271

R. E. Lee to J. Breckinridge [19 March 1865]: condition of garrison at Mobile, strength of J. E. Johnston's army

Item 272

H. J. Rogers [captain engineers] to O. Latrobe [20 March 1865]: concerning passes

Item 273

J. B. Kershaw to O. Latrobe [20 March 1865]: term expires tomorrow

Item 274

R. A. Mayo to J. Longstreet [20 March 1865]: relative to citizens being allowed to pass the pickets for the purpose of voting on Thursday

Item 275

Charles Field to O. Latrobe [20 March 1865]: asking about the review

Item 276

G. E. Pickett to O. Latrobe [20 March 1865]: concerning the use of fields for housing troops

Item 277

C. Pickett to O. Latrobe [20 March 1865]: asking for an application to be allowed to visit Richmond

Item 278

R. E. Lee to J. Breckinridge [20 March 1865]: Thomas is moving toward E. Tenn.

Item 279

M. M. Lewis [chief surgeon] to O. Latrobe [21 March 1865]: concerning Pickett being sick

Item 280

M. W. Gary to O. Latrobe [21 March 1865]: concerning reports about enemy troops

Item 281

R. E. Lee to J. Breckinridge [21 March 1865]: movement of enemy in E. Tenn.

Item 282

Fitzhugh Lee to J. Longstreet [22 March 1865]: suggesting that the enemy's camp at Funstalls Station might be able to be surprised [original]

Item 283

J. C. Haskell to O. Latrobe [23 March 1865]: concerning receiving orders

Item 284

Fitzhugh Lee to W. H. Taylor [23 March 1865]: concerning number of cavalry troops

Item 285

J. M. Goggin to O. Latrobe [23 March 1865]: desertions

Item 286

J. Breckinridge to R. E. Lee [23 March 1865]: movement of enemy in E. Tenn. [copy]

Item 287

C. Pickett to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: awaiting order to convene boards of examination

Item 288

C. Field to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: reports all as usual

Item 289

George H. Steuart to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: asking for information in regard to the manner of forwarding election returns

Item 290

G. W. C. Lee to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: saying that they will be ready for battle at daylight

Item 291

Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: reporting he received battle orders for the following morning

Item 292

E. Hunton to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: telling of his brigades' movements

Item 293

R. E. Lee to E. K. Smith [24 March 1865]: transporting of troops

Item 294

William Dickson to ? [24 March 1865]: concerning a federal deserter

Item 295

William Norris to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: includes keyword and cipher table

Item 296

Cipher table

Item 297

E. P. Alexander to O. Latrobe [25 March 1865]: asking for use of horses to move artillery

Item 298

James A. Harper to Nash [25 March 1865]: scouts could gather no new information

Item 299

John Bratton to L. Masters [25 March 1865]: scouts have nothing to report, will report if anything changes

Item 300

Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [27 March 1865]: concerning number of cavalry troops

Item 301

Ord to J. Longstreet [27 March 1865]: sending the permits

Item 302

Wallace to O. Latrobe [27 March 1865]: concerning military court

Item 303

Kershaw to O. Latrobe [27 March 1865]: relating to board of brigades

Item 304

C. Field to O. Latrobe [28 March 1865]: enemy movements

Item 305

W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [29 March 1865]: relates to African American troops enlisting in the C.S.A.

Item 306

St. John to Breckinridge [30 March 1865]: number of rations in hand

Item 307

J. A. Early to R. E. Lee [30 March 1865]: relating to relief of command, as well as three other letters

Folder 20: 1865 March - Orders, Circulars, and Reports

Item 308

Circular [1 March 1865]: concerning removal of stores from Richmond

Item 309

Circular [6 March 1865]: W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet, about abusing times of leaves and furloughs

Item 310

No. 120: An act to change the mode of filling vacancies among commissioned officers [9 March 1865] Envelope #120

Item 311

Special Order 64 [11 March 1865]: W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet, change of officers

Item 312

Special Order 64 [11 March 1865]: W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet, relief of duty for officer

Item 313

Confidential circular [16 March 1865]: William Norris concerning cipher messages [printed]

Item 314

Circular [17 March 1865]: Charles Marshall to J. Longstreet, relating to the late payments of troops

Item 315

Special Order 70 [17 March 1865]: W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet, Major Henry Robinson to command 1st corps

Item 316

W. H. Taylor to James J. Longstreet [March 29, 1865]: allowing for dismissal of incompetent officers

Item 317

Richard Stoddert Ewell, report of Wilderness and Spotsylvania campaign [copy]: 20 March 1865

Folder 21: 1865 March - Telegrams, March 1-21

Item 318

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to J. Longstreet [March 1865]: enemy movements

Item 319

Telegram, William Symington to O. Latrobe [March 1865]: troop movements

Item 320

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [2 March 1865]: Early has been defeated at Waynesboro, no line in front of the enemy

Item 321

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [2 March 1865]: arrange transportation for the troops

Item 322

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [3 March 1865]: enemy activity

Item 323

Telegram, J. H. Sands to O. Latrobe [3 March 1865]: concerning prisoners

Item 324

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [7 March 1865]: instructs M. W. Gary to send out scouts

Item 325

Telegram, G. E. Pickett to O. Latrobe [7 March 1865]: asking permission to move to Richmond

Item 326

Telegram, W. H. Stevens to O. Latrobe [8 March 1865]: bridges ready to move

Item 327

Telegram, C. Venable to J. Longstreet [9 March 1865]: battle information

Item 328

Telegram, Frank Huger to O. Latrobe [9 March 1865]: private not being allowed amnesty

Item 329

Telegram, James Howard to O. Latrobe [9 March 1865]: concerning travel passes for non-combatants

Item 330

Telegram, R. S. Ewell to J. Longstreet [10 March 1865]: enemy cavalry movements

Item 331

Telegram, G. W. C. Lee to O. Latrobe [10 March 1865]: O.O.D. heard transport wagons during the night

Item 332

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [10 March 1865]: deserters story about Thomas's Army

Item 333

Telegram, R. S. Ewell to J. Longstreet [11 March 1865]: replacement troops for Camp Lee using hospital patients and cadets

Item 334

Telegram, M. W. Gary to J. Longstreet [13 March 1865]: report on enemy cavalry strength

Item 335

Telegram, Thomas J. Gorre to O. Latrobe [13 March 1865]: Confederate troop movements

Item 336

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [13 March 1865]: pursue the enemy if you think best

Item 337

Telegram, G. W. C. Lee to O. Latrobe [13 March 1865]: scouts' reports of enemy movements

Item 338

Telegram, W. H. Taylor and R. S. Ewell to J. Longstreet [17 March 1865]: asking for information

Item 339

Telegram, R. S. Ewell to J. Longstreet [18 March 1865]: Harris's brigade ordered to Mahone when it can be spared

Item 340

Telegram, A. C. Haskell to O. Latrobe [18 March 1865]: scouts have been sent out to check on enemy strength

Item 341

Telegram, M. W. Gary to O. Latrobe [18 March 1865]: bridge at Bottoms is gone

Item 342

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to J. Longstreet [18 March 1865]: enemy movements and battle plans

Item 343

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [19 March 1865]: R. H. Anderson reports enemy movements

Item 344

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [19 March 1865]: orders for Harris Brigade

Item 345

Telegram, R. S. Ewell to O. Latrobe [19 March 1865]: send Harris brigade orders to Mahone, will take train in morning

Item 346

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to J. Longstreet [19 March 1865]: enemy movements

Item 347

Telegram, G. E. Pickett to O. Latrobe [19 March 1865]: Confederate troop movements

Item 348

Telegram, [?] to O. Latrobe [19 March 1865]: dispatch received, will move troops [incomplete]

Item 349

Telegram, W. Symington to O. Latrobe [19 March 1865]: drawing stores from Richmond

Item 350

Telegram, W. Symington to O. Latrobe [19 March 1865]: establishment of headquarters for G. E. Pickett at Hughes House

Item 351

Telegram, Marmaduke Johnson to J. Longstreet [19 March 1865]: asking for orders

Item 352

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to J. Longstreet [20 March 1865]: scout reports of enemy movements and capture of enemy soldiers

Item 353

Telegram, T. Chestney to O. Latrobe [20 March 1865]: Confederate troop movements

Item 354

Telegram, M. W. Gary to O. Latrobe [20 March 1865]: asking permission to visit the city of Richmond

Item 355

Telegram, R. G. Cole to J. Longstreet [20 March 1865]: asking for troop locations

Item 356

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to J. Longstreet [20 March 1865]: enemy movements

Item 357

Telegram, R. S. Ewell to O. Latrobe [21 March 1865]: Confederate troop movements

Item 358

Telegram, T. Chestney to O. Latrobe [21 March 1865]: troop movements and federal prisoners

Item 359

Telegram, F. W. Smith to O. Latrobe [21 March 1865]: asking about safe passage for his family

Item 360

Telegram, M. D. Corse to O. Latrobe [21 March 1865]: location of his brigade

Item 361

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [21 March 1865]: send Echols brigade to Lynchburg

Item 362

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [21 March 1865]: troop position

Item 363

Telegram, A. C. Haskell to O. Latrobe [21 March 1865]: Pickett reports the enemy is coming

 

Folder 22: 1865 March -- Telegrams, March 22-25

Item 364

Telegram, G. W. C. Lee to O. Latrobe [22 March 1865]: movement of the enemy

Item 365

Telegram, T. Chestney to O. Latrobe [23 March 1865]: artillery unit sent with Echol's command to Dublin Depot

Item 366

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [23 March 1865]: forage agents cannot get to town

Item 367

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [23 March 1865]: enemy attack imminent

Item 368

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [23 March 1865]: directed Admiral Raphael Semmes and enemy troop movements

Item 369

Telegram, W. H. Pendleton to E. P. Alexander [23 March 1865]: troop movement orders

Item 370

Telegram, G. W. C. Lee to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: recommending scouts

Item 371

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: dispatch arrived, asks about enemy position

Item 372

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [24 March 1865]: retain 4th brigade in G. E. Pickett's division

Item 373

Telegram, A. R. Lawton to J. Longstreet [24 March 1865]: transportation is ready

Item 374

Telegram, E. Taylor to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: troop movement

Item 375

Telegram, G. H. Steuart to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: questions concerning move

Item 376

Telegram, G. H. Steuart to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: will move brigade

Item 377

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to J. Longstreet [24 March 1865]: dispatch received

Item 378

Telegram, W. Norris to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: concerning cipher and keyword

Item 379

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [24 March 1865]: sending for Pickett's division

Item 380

Telegram, F. E. Goodridge to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: asking for location of Steuart's brigade

Item 381

Telegram, E. Taylor to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: troop movements

Item 382

Telegram, E. Taylor to O. Latrobe [24 March 1865]: troop movements

Item 383

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [24 March 1865]: report of deserters [photostat also]

Item 384

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [24 March 1865]: cipher dispatch [photostat also]

Item 385

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [24 March 1865]: [coded] have your command ready to attack [photostat]

Item 386

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [25 March 1865]: M. W. Gary reports enemy movements

Item 387

Telegram, S. R. Johnston to O. Latrobe [25 March 1865]: tells of battery position

Item 388

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [25 March 1865]: asking for orders

Item 389

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [25 March 1865]: enemy troop movements

Item 390

Telegram, G. H. Steuart to O. Latrobe [25 March 1865]: send orders

Item 391

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [25 March 1865]: orders have been sent to Stuart's brigade

Item 392

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to J. Longstreet [25 March 1865]: concerning Sheridan's cavalry movements

Item 393

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to J. Longstreet [25 March 1865]: enemy troop movements

Item 394

Telegram, E. Taylor to O. Latrobe [25 March 1865]: Stuart waiting for horses, troop movements

Item 395

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [25 March 1865]: G. E. Pickett's position

Item 396

Telegram, R. E. Mason to O. Latrobe [25 March 1865]: give me permission to go to church tomorrow

Item 397

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [25 March 1865]: going to the War Department

Item 398

Telegram, M. W. Gary to O. Latrobe [25 March 1865]: enemy attack at Doggetts

Item 399

Telegram, E. Taylor to O. Latrobe [25 March 1865]: troop movements

Item 400

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [25 March 1865]: concerning enemy cavalry estimates

Item 401

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [25 March 1865]: does not need Pickett's troops [photostat also]

Item 402

Telegram, M. D. Corse to O. Latrobe [25 March 1865]: concerning troop movements

Folder 23: 1865 March -- Telegrams, March 26-31

Item 403

Telegram, M. W. Gary to O. Latrobe [26 March 1865]: enemy movements

Item 404

Telegram, E. Taylor to O. Latrobe [26 March 1865]: troop movements

Item 405

Telegram, E. Taylor to O. Latrobe [26 March 1865]: concerning review

Item 406

Telegram, M. D. Corse to O. Latrobe [26 March 1865]: troop movements

Item 407

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [26 March 1865]: enemy picket opposite Gary

Item 408

Telegram, M. W. Gary to O. Latrobe [26 March 1865]: enemy cavalry movements

Item 409

Telegram, C. Field to O. Latrobe [26 March 1865]: scout reports of enemy movement

Item 410

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to J. Longstreet [26 March 1865]: orders for Rosser

Item 411

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to J. Longstreet [27 March 1865]: movement of Sheridan

Item 412

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [27 March 1865]: movement of Sheridan

Item 413

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [27 March 1865]: orders to scout for Sheridan

Item 414

Telegram, E. P. Alexander to O. Latrobe [27 March 1865]: regarding mules

Item 415

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [27 March 1865]: received orders for the move

Item 416

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to O. Latrobe [27 March 1865]: gather in pickets before moving

Item 417

Telegram, R. F. Mason to O. Latrobe [27 March 1865]: wants to go to Richmond to identify his slave captured from the enemy

Item 418

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to J. Longstreet [27 March 1865]: scouts report on enemy movements

Item 419

Telegram, C. Field to O. Latrobe [27 March 1865]: location of troops

Item 420

Telegram, M. W. Gary to O. Latrobe [27 March 1865]: concerning the review

Item 421

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [28 March 1865]: enemy movements

Item 422

Telegram, G. W. C. Lee to O. Latrobe [28 March 1865]: enemy supply train

Item 423

Telegram, W. T. Graves to O. Latrobe [28 March 1865]: drawing forage and rations

Item 424

Telegram, Fitzhugh Lee to J. Longstreet [28 March 1865]: command of troops to Maj. Graves

Item 425

Telegram, J. E. Johnston to J. Longstreet [28 March 1865]: supplies for Hunton

Item 426

Telegram, A. C. Haskell to O. Latrobe [28 March 1865]: scouts report enemy movements

Item 427

Telegram, C. Field to O. Latrobe [28 March 1865]: R. H. Anderson's scouts report enemy troop movements

Item 428

Telegram, M. D. Corse to O. Latrobe [28 March 1865]: petition for execution of deserters

Item 429

Telegram, W. Mahone to J. Longstreet [29 March 1865]: enemy movements

Item 430

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to J. Longstreet [29 March 1865]: enemy movements

Item 431

Telegram, E. Taylor to O. Latrobe [29 March 1865]: transportation for E. Hunton

Item 432

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [29 March 1865]: movement orders

Item 433

Telegram, E. Hunton to O. Latrobe [29 March 1865]: troop movements to Richmond and Petersburg

Item 434

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [29 March 1865]: enemy movements

Item 435

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [29 March 1865]: orders Pickett's brigade to Petersburg

Item 436

Telegram, P. H. Mayo to J. Longstreet [29 March 1865]: transportation is ready

Item 437

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [29 March 1865]: contact Mayo when troop movement is complete

Item 438

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [29 March 1865]: Hunton's brigade should move to Manchester

Item 439

Telegram, St. John to J. Longstreet [30 March 1865]: asking for information [coded]

Item 440

Telegram, W. H. Stevens to O. Latrobe [31 March 1865]: relating to chain obstructions being set up by the navy and pontoon boats for bridge replacement

Item 441

Telegram, R. Taylor to R. E. Lee [31 March 1865]: enemy movements

Folder 24: 1865 April - Correspondence

Item 442

Partial letter concerning artillery

Item 443

Letter, O. Latrobe to W. H. Taylor [April 1865]: in regard to delay in furnishing returns; Pickett's division 50 muskets

Item 444

Letter, C. Field to O. Latrobe [1 April 1865]: scouts unable to penetrate enemy lines, nothing new to report

Item 445

Letter, R. E. Ewell to J. Longstreet [1 April 1865]: relating to calling out the "Local Defense" troops at Richmond [also a photostat copy]

Item 446

Letter, R. E. Lee to President Jefferson Davis [2 April 1865]: telling him he will evacuate the city that night

Item 447

Letter, Sayle to J. Longstreet [3 April 1865]: saying pontoons laid at Goode's Bridge and crossing is good

Item 448

Letter, A. R. H. Ranson to C. Venable [3 April 1865]: saying that pontoons are laid at Goode's Bridge and crossing is good

Items 449-450

Letter, U. S. Grant to Edward Ord [5 April 1865]: letter captured by the C.S.A. with letter and copy of letter of MacKenzie [2 items]

Item 451

Letter, John Brown Gordon to R. E. Lee [6 April 1865]: concerning battle and loss of wagon train

Item 452

Letter, R. E. Lee to R. E. Colston [6 April 1865]: concerning reinforcements and provisions [copy]

Item 453

Letter, R. E. Colston to Milligan [8 April 1865]: refers to movements of the enemy

Item 454

Letter, R. E. Colston to Milligan [8 April 1865]: [copy]

Item 455

Letter, Fitzhugh Lee to R. E. Lee [8 April 1865]: U.S. Cavalry movements [photostats also]

Item 456

Letter, Fitzhugh Lee to R. E. Lee [8 April 1865]: concerning enemy troop advances

Item 457

Letter, Fitzhugh Lee to R. E. Lee [8 April 1865]: concerning enemy troop advances [copy]

Item 458

Note from R. E. Lee [8 April 1865]: acknowledging the receipt of a letter from U. S. Grant and declining to surrender the Army of N. Va., written by C. Marshall [also 2 photocopies]

Item 459

Blank parole sheet [9 April 1865]

Item 460

Blank parole sheet [9 April 1865]

Item 461

Letter, R. E. Lee to U. S. Grant [9 April 1865]: substance of letter, of which no copy was kept, in reference to an interview for discussing terms of surrender [copy]

Item 462

Draft of letter [10 April 1865]: in handwriting of C. S. Venable

Item 463

Letter, W. H. Stevens to R. E. Lee [10 April 1865]: concerning routes of evacuation from Richmond and Petersburg to Amelia Court House and Appomattox Court House

Item 464

Letter, H. Heth to O. Latrobe [11 April 1865]: concerning reasons why order to make out report cannot be made out

Item 465

Letter, C. E. Lightfoot to R. E. Lee [16 April 1865]: concerning the surrender and his function as a commander

Item 466

Letter, Fitzhugh Lee to R. E. Lee [17 April 1865]: concerning disbanding his command and his surrender

Item 467

Letter, Fitzhugh Lee to R. E. Lee [17 April 1865]: telling of his surrender and the disbanding of his command [copy]

Item 468

Letter, R. S. Ewell to R. E. Lee [17 April 1865]: in reference to conditions of affairs in Virginia and inability to continue the war

Folder 25: 1865 April - Orders and Circulars

Item 469

Special Order [2 April 1865]: W. H. Taylor, giving directions for routes of various corps and divisions in evacuating Petersburg

Item 470

Order for the evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg [2 April 1865]: by W. H. Taylor [photocopies also]

Item 471

Special Order [4 April 1865]: reduction of artillery and transportation, distribution to be made of the surplus guns and weak teams by C. S. Venable

Item 472

Special Order [4 April 1865]: rough draft of above item

Item 473

Special Order [9 April 1865]: Armies of the U.S. designating officers to carry into effect the terms of surrender of the Army of N. Va. by E. S. Parker [copy]

Item 474

U.S. Army. Special Orders [9 April 1865]: for carrying into effect terms of surrender of the Army of N. Va. by E. S. Parker

Item 475

U.S. Army. Special Orders [10 April 1865]: for transportation for paroled Confederates compelled to pass through union lines by E. S. Parker

Item 476

U.S. Army. Special Orders [10 April 1865]: [copy of above item]

Item 477

U.S. Army. General Orders no. 43, 24th Army Corps [11 April 1865]: relating to the evidence that an officer or enlisted man is a paroled P.O.W., by Edward Moale

Item 478

U.S. Army. General Orders no. 43 [11 April 1865]: [copy]

Item 479

U.S. Army. General Orders no. 43 [11 April 1865]: stating that printed certificate of parole is sufficient evidence that bearer is a paroled prisoner, by Edward Moale

Item 480

U.S. Army. Special Order [20 April 1865]: A.D. and J.D. office, Charlotte, N.C., authorizing officers to return to their homes, by John W. Riely [copy]

Folder 26 : 1865 April - Reports

Item 481

Field return of Field's Division [April 1865]

Item 482

Field return for Mahone's Division [8 April 1865]

Item 483

Report of efficient and non-efficient guns in Wilcox's division [8 April 1865]: by J. Englehard

Item 484

Strength of Early's division [8 April 1865]: report made by J. A. Walker

Item 485

Strength of Gordon's division [8 April 1865]: by J. Hilton and C. A. Evans

Item 486

List of staff of Kershaw's division present for parole [9 April 1865]

Item 487

List of staff of Kershaw's division present for parole [9 April 1865]: duplicate

Item 488

List of officers and men at Headquarters 3rd Corps Army of N. Va. [9 April 1865]

Item 489

List of enlisted men and officers surrendered on 9 April 1865 from list of paroles by W. H. Taylor

Item 490

Field return of the Artillery Corps by E. P. Alexander [9 April 1865]: W. N. Pendelton

Item 491

List of officers and employees in Ordnance Office [9 April 1865]: B. G. Baldwin, chief of ordnance

Item 492

copy of above

Item 493

H. A. Butler to ? [10 April 1865]: list of private animals of officers and men of Cook's brigade

Item 494

List of officers and non-commissioned officers belonging to the Medical Department, Army of N. Va., [10 April 1865]: L. Guild, medical director

Item 495

List of officers and non-commissioned officers belonging to the Medical Department [10 April 1865]: L. Guild [copy of above item]

Item 496

Roll of engineer officers and employees Army of N. Va. and property [10 April 1865]: W. H. Stevens, chief engineer

Item 497

copy of above item

Item 498

Report of artillery operations from 1 April to 9 April 1865 [10 April 1865]: by W. N. Pendelton

Item 499

List of Officers in the Quartermasters and Commissary departments on duty with Army Headquarters [10 April 1865]

Item 500

Strength of Duboses's Brigade on 8th inst – present ; strength of Simm's Brigade on 8th inst – present

Item 501

H. Heth to O. Latrobe [11 April 1865]: report of operations since 2 April

Item 502

Report of John Rogers Cooke [11 April 1865]: concerning the defense of Battery Gregg, 2 April to 4 April 1865

Item 503

Report of Eric Erson [11 April 1865]: operations of 2nd Regiment of MacRae's Brigade under his command, 2 April 1865

Item 504

Report of William McComb [11 April 1865]: operations of his command since 1 April 1865

Item 505

Report of J. Longstreet [11 April 1865]: to W. H. Taylor, concerning operations from 1 April to 9 April 1865 [original]

Item 506

Report of W. H. F. Lee [11 April 1865]: [copy]

Item 507

Official report of Operations of Mahone's Division [11 April 1865]: from 2 April to 9 April 1865

Item 508

William MacRae to R. H. Finney [11 April 1865]: report of operations of MacRae's Brigade since opening of campaign

Item 509

Report of W. N. Pendleton, chief of artillery, [11 April 1865]: concerning number of guns, caissons, and artillery horses on hand at the time of surrender

Item 510

George Pickett to O. Latrobe [11 April 1865]: report [original and photostat]

Folder 27: 1865 April - Reports (cont.) and Telegrams

Item 511

Report of Fitzhugh Lee on operations of his command from 29 March 1865 to 9 April 1865 [11 April 1865]

Item 512

Report of John Brown Gordon [11 April 1865]: from night of 20 March to 9 April concerning the retreat at Petersburg [original and photocopy]

Item 513

B. G. Baldwin to R. E. Lee [14 April 1865]: report of retreat from Petersburg

Item 514

J. A. Corley to R. E. Lee [15 April 1865]: concerning transportation (ambulances, wagons, horses) turned over to the Union Army

Item 515

Report of Fitzhugh Lee of the operations of the cavalry corps of the Army of N. Va. from 28 March 1865 to 9 April 1865 [bound]

Item 516

A true copy of the terms of surrender of the Army of N. Va. [10 April 1865]: sent to R. E. Lee

Item 517

second copy of the terms of surrender

Item 518

Telegram, P. G. T. Beauregard to R. E. Lee [1 April 1865]: enemy movements

Item 519

Telegram, J. E. Johnston to R. E. Lee [1 April 1865]: battle plan against Sherman

Item 520

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [1 April 1865]: asking for artillery

Item 521

Telegram, J. T. Caldwell to W. H. Taylor [1 April 1865]: enemy battle victories

Item 522

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [1 April 1865]: battle plans and enemy troop strength

Item 523

Telegram, R. E. Lee to J. Longstreet [1 April 1865]: battle plans

Item 524

Telegram, J. E. Johnston to R. E. Lee [1 April 1865]: deals with officer promotion of E. M. Lane to command Butler's division

Item 525

Telegram, W. H. Taylor to O. Latrobe [1 April 1865]: board scores for officers

Item 526

Telegram, R. Taylor to R. E. Lee [2 April 1865]: battle news

Item 527

Telegram, J. E. Johnston to R. E. Lee [2 April 1865]: new command and enemy movements

Item 528

Telegram, Military telegraph [2 April 1865]: Mahone to Headquarters, relates to letter of flag officer Tucker, with letter from J. Tucker to R. E. Lee asking for instructions concerning Drewry's Bluff

Item 529

Telegram, Luckens (?) to Taylor [2 April 1865]: asking for troop strength information

Item 530

Telegram, W. M. Gardner to R. E. Colston [4 April 1865]: establish couriers

Item 531

Telegram, R. E. Colston to R. E. Lee [5 April 1865]: asking if reinforcements are to be sent to him

Item 532

Telegram, R. E. Colston to R. E. Lee [5 April 1865]: asking if replacements will be sent [copy]

Item 533

Telegram, R. E. Lee to R. E. Colston [6 April 1865]: no reinforcements coming, hold post and forward supplies [copy]

Item 534

Telegram, J. E. Johnston [30 April 1865]: relating to his surrender in their states and informing the governors of Georgia, the Carolinas and Florida

Folder 28: 1865 May - Correspondence, Orders, Reports

Item 535

Letter, L. Guild to R. E. Lee [5 May 1865]: concerning the surrender

Item 536

General Orders no. 22 [2 May 1865]: Army of Tennessee, in which Johnston takes leave of his army [photostatic copies available]

Item 537

Report of G. E. Pickett of operations of his command from 29 March 1865 to 9 April 1865 [11 April 1865]

Series 9: Robert E. Lee's Personal Papers

Folder 29. Writings and Miscellany.

Item 538

A review of John Eston Cooke's "Life of General Lee"

Item 539

Passport for steamers, crew and officers [n.d.]

Item 540

Extracts and reflections in Lee's writing on the subject of a true gentleman [also photostats]

Items 541-544

Meditations of Lee: 1) Reflections of Lee as to the causes of war; 2) Reflections on public life and politics; Reflections on Trinity and Heaven, as well as William Orange; Reflections on Fear [also photocopies]

Item 545

Extract from Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., giving Lee's service in U.S. Army up to the time of his resignation

Item 546

H. Clay Davis's report [31 March 1860]: concerning Cortina

Item 547

Letter, Thomas M. Cook to R. E. Lee [23 April 1865]: correspondent from N. Y. Herald asks for an interview

Item 548

Letter, T. M. Cook to R. E. Lee [29 April 1865]: concerning his printing of the campaigns of Army of N. Va.

Item 549

Letter, W. H. Platt to R. E. Lee [5 May 1865]: praising the general

Item 550

Letter, C. B. Richardson to R. E. Lee [5 May 1865]: concerning Lee writing a book on the campaigns

Item 551

Letter, H. A. Risley to R. E. Lee [9 May 1865]: includes note from Kennon to Risley regarding the general

Item 552

Letter, G. W. Robinson to R. E. Lee [15 May 1865]

Item 553

Letter, John Letcher to R. E. Lee [15 May 1865]: speaks of what great things Lee has done, letter of gratitude

Item 554

Letter, William D. Cabell to R. E. Lee [23 May 1865]: offers Lee a house

Item 555

Letter, United States Sanitary Commission to R. E. Lee [27 May 1865]: receipt of articles given

Item 556

Letter, E. W. Bruce to R. E. Lee [29 August 1865]: offers partnership in business to Lee

Item 557

Letter, G. T. Beauregard to R. E. Lee [1 September 1865]: in reply to Lee's circular of 31 July 1865 asking for reports

Item 558

Letter, Edward A. Pollard to R. E. Lee [4 October 1865]: concerning Pollard's writing a history of the war

Item 559

Letter, Wade Hampton to R. E. Lee [2 November 1865]

Items 560-561

A few lines quoting W. F. Roe on the Prison Camp at Elmira, N.Y., as well as a newspaper clipping [3 November 1865]

Item 562

Letter, John Echols to R. E. Lee [23 November 1865]: telling of an article of interest and promising forthcoming reports

Item 563

Letter, R. H. Chilton to R. E. Lee [26 July 1867]

Item 564

Letter, Edward B. Hill to R. E. Lee [April 30, 1868]: Culpeper Court House. sends packet of papers

Item 565

Letter, Extracts from August 1868 article in "The Land We Live" on comparative generalship *

Item 566

Letter, Henry Heath [University Pub. Co.] to D. H. Hill [31 March 1871]: concerning a letter from Charles Marshall to Hill about his book, "Life of Gen. Lee"

Item 567

Letter, D. H. Hill to Charles Marshall [April 1871]: concerning his book on R. E. Lee

Series 10: Reminiscences

Folder 30. Reports and Reminiscences, 1865-1866 March

Items 568–571

Newspaper articles: [n.d.] Garnet Wolsely on R. E. Lee; [11 May ?] The Cavalry at Chancellorsville [N.Y. Times]; [13 November 1865]: Report of Maj. Gen. Burnside [New York, N.Y.]; [n.d.] Chancellorsville [N.Y. Times]

Item 572

E. P. Alexander's estimate of Confederate forces in billets around Richmond in 1862

Item 573

W. Allan's estimate of strength of 2nd Corps January 1863 to March 1865

Item 574

W. H. Taylor's estimate of force at battles around Richmond [n.d.]

Item 575

C. Venable's estimate of effective strength at numerous battles

Item 576

Letter to accompany Ewell's report on the Campaign of 1864, concerns the accolades from Maj. Gen. Hotchkiss, Topographical engineer 2nd corps

Item 577

Dabney H. Maury to R. E. Lee [19 June 1865]: relating to operations at Mobile, Alabama, in 1865

Item 578

St. John to R. E. Lee [20 June 1865]: reports operations of Commissary Dept. with the closing movements of Army of N. Va.

Item 579

R. R. Howison to R. E. Lee [7 August 1865]: sends report of Battle of Manassas

Item 580

Estimates of the strength of the Army of N. Va. at various times and battles [16 August 1865]

Item 581

Maj. Green Peyton of Rodes' division, letter to R. E. Lee in regard to missing reports [29 August 1865]

Item 582

Thomas Williams to I. M. St. John [18 September 1865]: concerning the Subsistence Bureau of the C.S.A., supplies as of 1 April 1865

Item 583

J. A. Early to R. E. Lee [30 October 1865]: relating to Early's being relieved of his command in the Valley

Item 584

Reverend Samuel Beach Jones [8 November 1865]: concerning the Battle of Sharpsburg and a narrative that was published

Item 585

Wade Hampton to R. E. Lee [3 December 1865]: accompanies certain reports to Lee

Item 586

Wade Hampton to R. E. Lee [4 December 1865]: sends reports of certain operations

Item 587

John Echols' report of operations and troop information in Department of S. W. Va. and East Tennessee during winter and spring of 1865 [15 December 1865]

Item 588

J. A. Early in Havana [18 December 1865]: in reference to his campaigns of 1864 and 1865 [newspaper clipping]

Item 589

Report of R. S. Ewell to R. E. Lee [20 December 1865]: relating to the evacuation of Richmond and Battle of Sailor's Creek

Item 590

C. Venable gives estimates of Army of N. Va. [1 March 1866]

Item 591

Cover letter [4 March 1866]: R. H. Anderson to R. E. Lee

Items 592-594

Major Stephen Dodson Ramseur letters relating to the operation in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864, with two letters to R. E. Lee from D. P. Ramseur [29 March 1866]

Item 595

J. Longstreet to R. E. Lee [20 March 1866]: pertaining to the Suffolk campaign and the siege of Richmond

Folder 31. Reports and Reminiscences, 1866 June-1876

Item 596

Cover letter for report of R. H. Anderson [15 June 1866]: of his operations from 19 October 1864 to 9 April 1865; acknowledges his being relieved of duty

Item 597

Report of R. H. Anderson [15 June 1866]: of his operations from the time J. Longstreet assumed command of his corps until surrender

Item 598

James Longstreet to Fitz John Porter [23 September 1866]: describing 2nd Battle of Manassas

Item 599

E. H. Wright to R. E. Lee [12 July 1867]: relating to lost orders of D. H. Hill before Sharpsburg, 9 September 1862

Item 600

Report of James H. Lane [13 August 1867]: of the defense of Battery Gregg, with numerous letters to R. E. Lee

Item 601

Fitz John Porter to R. E. Lee [October 26, 1867]: asking for Lee's recollections about the 2nd Battle of Manassas, so as to clear his name; Battle of Groveton

Item 602

Cover letter for 1864 reports [20 December 1867]: J. B. Gordon to Lee

Item 603

Cover letter for 1864 report [6 February 1868]: J. B. Gordon to Lee

Item 604

William J. Smith to R. E. Lee [July 1868]: concerning Lee's forces on last campaign in Va. *

Items 605-606

Diagrams and explanatory statement in regard to Battle of Sharpsburg by J. A. Early, letter dated 19 November 1868

Item 607

J. A. Early to R. E. Lee [20 November 1868]: concerning the battles of Fredericksburg and Sharpsburg

Item 608

Uncompleted letter of R. E. Lee [15 February 1870]: regarding not asking for a truce to bury the dead at any battle

Item 609

Charles Marshall to Fitz John Porter [21 June 1870]: with recollections of 2nd Battle of Manassas

Item 610

W. N. Pendleton to R. E. Lee [30 June 1870]: relating to J. Thompson Brown

Item 611

R. E. Lee to J. Wilcox Brown [15 August 1870]: relating to the life of J. Thompson Brown [copy]

Item 612

J. Wilcox Brown to R. E. Lee [25 August 1870]: concerning his brother J. Thompson Brown

Item 613

Charles Campbell to Charles Marshall [3 June 1872]: cover letter for copies enclosed.

Item 614

Letters from R. E. Lee and Jackson [?]: to Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor [copy]

Item 615

Fitz John Porter to Charles Marshall [9 February 1874]: asking for information pertaining to the 2nd Battle of Manassas

Item 616

J. A. Early to Charles Marshall [16 March 1876]: in regard to Battle of Gettysburg

Series 11: Post War Politics

Folder 32. Post war political materials, 1865–1868

Item 617

Copies of letters of William Smith to U.S. Grant [11 April 1865]: concerning the future of the state governments and officials of the C.S. after the war; from George Meade stating he has no answer as yet; and to President Johnson, concerning granting an interview to a group of Virginia citizens in order to smooth over relations with the Union

Item 618

Protest of Confederate officers to R. E. Lee [29 April 1865]: against recent orders of the U. S. authorities in violation of the terms of surrender and asking Lee to forward to U. S. Grant

Item 619

William Smith to John R. Tucker [May 1865]: we must rejoin the union wholeheartedly

Item 620

Briscoe G. Baldwin to R. E. Lee [1 May 1865]: tells of state of affairs in Staunton, African American men going off with federal forces, says people will elect Lee governor as soon as they can vote

Items 621-622

R. G. Cole to R. E. Lee [4 May 1865]: enclosing letter for prominent paroled officers of Petersburg, Va., asking Lee's advice as to what is best to do about taking the oath of allegiance to the U.S. government [2 items]

Item 623

Governor William Smith to R. E. Lee [14 May 1865]: regarding taking the oath

Item 624

R. L. Maury [June 1865]: project of a decree to encourage the immigration of the planters of Virginia and the South into Mexico with their freed laborers

Item 625

Extract by M. F. Maury [27 June 1865]: concerning the emigration to Mexico and the Emperor's reaction [copy]

Item 626

Richard L. Maury to R. E. Lee [22 July 1865]: concerning his father's idea of creating a "New Virginia" in Mexico

Item 627

Letter to the people of South Carolina [15 November 1865]: concerning Hampton's dropping out of the governor's race [newspaper editorial]

Item 628

Letter of Wade Hampton [published]

Item 629

State of Maryland's Attorney General's office to Charles Marshall [June 1868]: concerning his being enrolled in the Maryland State Militia or reserves

Item 630

M. C. C. Church to R. E. Lee [15 July 1869]: asking for Lee's views on the changes made in the Constitution

Item 631

A copy of the proposed preamble and constitution of the United States of America [printed]

Series 12: Printed Materials

Folder 33. U.S. Army. General Orders, 1855–1856

Items 632–639

1855 General Orders. Headquarters of the Army and War Department; includes R. E. Lee autograph [3 March]

Items 640–650

1856 General Orders and circulars, Headquarters of the Army. Includes items signed by R. E. Lee [15 March, 26 April, 9 and 17 June, and 3 September]

Folder 34. U.S. Army. General Orders, 1857–1858

Items 651–665

1857 General Orders, Headquarters of the U. S. Army.

Items 666–687

1858 General Orders, Headquarters of the U. S. Army.

Folder 35. U.S. Army. General Orders, 1859

Items 688–710                   1859 General Orders, Headquarters of the Army & War Department.

Folder 36. U.S. Army. General Orders, 1860

Items 711–742                   1860 General Orders, Headquarters of the Army and War Department.

Folder 37. C.S. Army. Printed Material, 1860-1861

Item 743

Addenda to the Municipalist

Item 744

Remarks on the bill to regulate the pay of army officers, reported 5 February 1859 by Jefferson Davis [1860]

Item 745

Headquarters, Department of Texas General Order no. 2 [8 January 1861] [signed by R. E. Lee]

Folder 38. C.S. Army. Printed Material, 1863

Items 746–755

General Orders, Headquarters, Army Northern Virginia [n.p., 1863] contains nos. 10, 24, 39, 52, 59–61, 65, 72, 83. (C.I.659)

Item 756

General Orders No. 55 [20 April 1863]: concerning the reduction of transportation

Folder 39. C.S. Army. Printed Material, 1864

Items 757–782

General Orders, Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office [Richmond, 1864] contains nos. 7, 10, 11, 11, 15, 16, 16, 28, 28, 29, 30, 30–36, 36, 38, 39, 42, 43, 43, 61, 65. (C.I. 1350)

Item 783

Message of the President. [Richmond, 1864] (C.I. 633)

Items 784–785

General Orders, Hd. Qrs., Department Northern Va. [Richmond, 1864] contains nos. 20 and 69 (C.I. 660)

Item 786

Organization of the Army of Northern Va., 31 August 1864

Folder 40. Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1865

Items 787–788

General Orders, Hd. Qrs., Department of Northern Va. [Richmond, 1865] contains 1 and 2.

Items 789–795

General Orders, Army of Northern Va. [Richmond, 1865] contains 1-4, 6-8.

Item 796

Gettysburg Campaign inclosure

Item 797

Congressional Test Act Examined

Item 798

Report of the Secretary of War, 1865 (Edwin M. Stanton)

Folder 41. U.S. Circulars and Proclamations, 1861-1865

Items 799–812                   Copies of numerous Circulars and Proclamations [1861–1865] by William Seward and Abraham Lincoln

Folder 42. Speeches, 1868

Item 813

Inaugural address of Governor Oden Bowie to the General Assembly of Maryland, 1868

Item 814

Speeches of Allen G. Thurman [16 July 1868]

Item 815

Address of Thomas Ewing, also includes Reconstruction. Rosecrans' letter to Lee and reply of the latter [August 1868]

Item 816

Speech of George H. Pendleton at Bangor, Maine, 20 Aug. 1868

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