Letter to Charles Carter Lee, 1863 March 24.


Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Letter to Charles Carter Lee, 1863 March 24.

Letter to Charles Carter Lee, 1863 March 24.

Lee, Camp Fredericksburg, writes to his older brother discussing recent military events, family members, and Confederate officers. He speculates on Union General Hooker's next movements, describes the battle of Kelly's Ford, mourns the death of Major Pelham, praises his nephew FitzHugh Lee, mentions estimated Union strength as reported by scouts and General J.E.B. Stuart, and notes that General Jackson is near. He mentions that news from the West is favorable, and that the expected loss of Charleston will be heavy but trusts that God shall defeat their enemies. He also mentions Mrs. W.P. Taylor whose house on the Rappahannock River is where the enemy might cross, sends his love to Sis Susy and Mildred, was glad to have seen his son George in Richmond and jokes that Carter and other farmers must raise corn which is in great need or he will have to request the aid of southern women.

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