Monday, December 23, 2013

General Robert E. Lee to Mary Custis Lee, June 11, 1863

Culpeper, Va., June 11, 1863.

My supplications continue to ascend for you, my children, and my country. When I last wrote I did not suppose that Fitzhugh would so soon be sent to the rear disabled, and I hope it will be but a short time. I saw him the night after the battle — indeed, met him on the field as they were bringing him from the front. He is young and healthy, and I trust will soon be up again. He seemed to be more concerned about his brave men and officers who had fallen in the battle than himself.

SOURCE: John William Jones, Life and Letters of Robert Edward Lee: Soldier and Man, p. 245

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