Thursday, December 19, 2013

General Robert E. Lee to Colonel G. W. Custis Lee, May 11, 1863

May 11, 1863

You will have heard of the death of General Jackson. It is a terrible loss. I do not know how to replace him. Any victory would be dear at such a cost. But God's will be done. . . .

SOURCES:  John William Jones, Life and Letters of Robert Edward Lee: Soldier and Man, p. 242; For a full transcription of this letter see Clifford Dowdey and Louis H. Manarin, Editors, The Wartime Papers of R. L. Lee, p. 484

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