Sunday, November 24, 2013

General Robert E. Lee to Mary Custis Lee, July 24, 1862

July 24, 1862

When you write to Rob1 again tell him to catch Pope for me, and also to bring in his cousin, Louis Marshall, who I am told is on his staff. I could forgive the latter for fighting against us, but not for his joining Pope.

1 His youngest son, who was a private in the Rockbridge Artillery in Jackson's Corps.

SOURCES: John William Jones, Life and Letters of Robert Edward Lee: Soldier and Man, p. 188 in which this correspondence is undated.  See Frank Leslie, Editor, Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, September 1900, Volume 50, p. 515 for the date of this correspondence.

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