Friday, December 20, 2013

General Robert E. Lee to Mary Custis Lee, May 31, 1863


General Hooker has been very daring the past week, and quite active. He has not said what he intends to do, but is giving out by his movements that he designs crossing the Rappahannock. I hope we may be able to frustrate his plans in part if not in whole. He has General Heintzelman's corps now, on whom the Northern papers seem to place great reliance. I pray that our merciful Father in Heaven may protect and direct us! In that case I fear no odds and no numbers!"

SOURCE:  John William Jones, Life and Letters of Robert Edward Lee: Soldier and Man, p. 243

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