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Correspondence from Robert E. Lee to William R. Lee

Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library
Copy in the Papers of the Association of Officers of the 20th MA

Volume 2, Page 37 (insert)

Rare Books and Manuscripts Dept.

Boston Public Library

HdQu Dep. N.Va.

19th July 1862

Col W. Raymond Lee

Comdg 20th Mass Regt



I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 15th June, announcing the death of the late Lt.Col. Bull 3_th Ga Regt. I have caused your kind and considerate communication to be transmitted to the father of the deceased, to whom I doubt not it will afford a great satisfaction to know that his son, in his last moments, enjoyed the care and attention of a humane and generous enemy.

I thank you Colonel, for the kindness you have manifested to this deceased officer, and trust that a like spirit will always mark the treatment of the unfortunate wounded who may fall into the hands of either army.

I am Sir, very respectfully

Your obt servt

R E Lee
Genl Comdg


N.B.: The following is inserted with the BPL copy. A true copy of the original. Attest: John C Ropes

Boston: 31 December 1880


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