Thursday, November 21, 2013

General Robert E. Lee to Mary Custis Lee, July 9, 1862

Dabbs Farm on the Nine Mile Road,
July 9, 1862.

I have returned to my old quarters, and am filled with gratitude to our Heavenly Father for all the mercies He has extended to us. Our success has not been as great or complete as we should have desired, but God knows what is best for us. Our enemy has met with a heavy loss, from which it must take him some time to recover before he can recommence his operations.

SOURCE: John William Jones, Life and Letters of Robert Edward Lee: Soldier and Man, p. 185

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