War Date & Content Letter from Robert E. Lee’s Nephew, Fitzhugh Lee – Regarding the Capture of a Yankee Mail Train Near Prince George Court House & Giving the Location of Yankee Cavalry
This one page, perfect for framing letter is headed, “Hd. Qrs.: Lee’s Cav. Div. July 22, 1864”. Fitz Lee is writing Lieut. Col. W. H. Taylor who was General Robert E. Lee’s A. A. G. Here is the content:

                My scouts captured a Yankee mail near Prince George C. H. I enclose you the only letter of any importance. It is from Mr. Baxter, M. C. from Vermont.

                 The Yankee Cavalry are still encamped near Lighthouse Landing. Jordan's Point extending down towards Merchant's Hope Church. Their pickets remain the same.

Very Respectfully
Your Obt. Servant
Fitz Lee
Major General

According to the book Autographs of the Confederacy, Fitzhugh Lee is “A Most Desirable Signature”. Fighting the entire war Fitz Lee first served as a staff officer to Brig. Gen. R. S. Ewell at First Manassas. He was promoted to Lt. Col. of the 1st Virginia Cavalry in September 1861 and served under J. E. B. Stuart. He then became Colonel and was promoted to Brig. Genl. in July of 1862 and Major General in August of 1863. After the war he became Governor of Virginia. While his postwar autographs are obtainable, he is quite scarce war date. Condition is excellent.

#L759 - Price $595