Message, 1864 February 9.

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Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Message, 1864 February 9.

Message, 1864 February 9.

Lee comments on the actions of the general officers involved in the attack on New Bern, North Carolina. This appears to be a covering endorsement of a report filed by Major General George E. Pickett; however, his report, as printed, is dated 15 February 1864. The endorsement has been located only in Douglas S. Freeman's, Lee's Dispatches..., (New York, 1915). Freeman cites the source as "the private collection of Wymberley Jones De Renne of Wormsloe, Georgia," but it was not included in the part of that collection which was presented to the library by Mr. Bernard Baruch.

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