Item Description: Letter dated 15 1864 from Lieutenant General Alexander P. Stewart serving for the Confederate army. He writes about the positioning of his lines.
Headquarters Stewarts’ Corps
Dec. 15 1864
I have to acknowledge receipt of your note of yesterday. My new line is now tenable, and I am only occupying the old one as a skirmish line- a line of videttes in front of it. The few pieces of artillery on the old line have been withdrawn.
Would you not like to get a chance “to make the fight” on either line? I think the men have very great confidence, now, in a line of rifle pits.
Your Obedient Servant,
Alex P. Stewart