Item Description: Letter from Robert E. Lee to Alexander Robert Lawton. He discusses Union troop movements and gives orders for the movement of Confederate troops.
Item Citation: Folder 4, in the Alexander Robert Lawton Papers, #415, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Qr Mr Genl Office
Richmond 7 Mar ’65
The enemy at Charlottesville yesterday divided his forces, one part going towards Lynchburg, the other down the Rivanna probably to Scottsville or Columbia.
Will you give direction to save all property. Troops are assembling at Lynchburg and Fitz Lee will move up James River.
Vry respt I
R E Lee
Qr Mr Gn