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1 October 1863: “I had a conversation yesterday with General Lee yesterday in which I spoke of your letters and he expressed a desire to see it.”

Item Description: Letter dated 1 October 1863 from General R. S. Ewell to Robert Lewis Dabney. R. L. Dabney was a clergyman, teacher, Confederate staff officer and chaplain. This letter responds to an earlier letter of Dabney’s regarding suggestions for the … Continue reading

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30 April 1863: “I would not therefore encumber myself with artillery, but would take the best guns and horses. Use however your judgment.”

Item description: Letter, dated 30 April 1863, from Robert E. Lee to Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. According to a note pasted on the letter, it was Lee’s last official letter to Jackson prior to the Battle of Chancellorsville. Jackson was wounded on 2 May … Continue reading

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22 October 1862: “Hurry up the reinforcements for Gods sake.”

Item description: Telegram, 22 October 1862, from Colonel William Stephen Walker of the Third Military District of South Carolina, commanding officer at Pocotaligo, South Carolina to Confederate Brigadier General Thomas Jordan. More about the Battle of Pocotaligo Bridge: The Battle … Continue reading

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23 March 1862: Hand drawn map of the First Battle of Kernstown

Item description: Hand drawn map, dated 23 March 1862, of the First Battle of Kernstown, reportedly sketched by two officers on Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s staff: Major Jedediah (Jed) Hotchkiss and Major R.L. Dabney. The battle is considered the opening … Continue reading

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