Letter, 1862.


Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Letter, 1862.

Letter, 1862.

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter written at "Headquarters" Richmond, Virginia on June 17, 1862. The item is addressed to George B. McLellan (1826-1885), commander of the Union Army of the Potomac. Lee replies to McClellan's suggestion "to consider medical officers in care of the sick and wounded as non-combatants." Lee concurred with the recommendation and stated "that such officers would be so regarded in the operations of the armies of Northern and Eastern Virginia." Lee took this opportunity to thank McClellan for the unconditional release of Dr. Tayler of the Confederate army "who was left in attendance upon a sick man at Williamsburg."

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