Lee (T. E.) Papers, 1863, 1 Item

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Cite As:T. E. Lee Papers, 1863, Pearce Civil War Collection, Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas

Forms Part of: Pearce Civil War Collection

Location: 1-S10

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Abstract: Four page autograph letter signed by this confederate officer, writing to his wife with a tone of sobering reality following the Battle of Gettysburg. Quarto, dated July 16, 1863 from Bunker's Hill, Virginia. Lee writes, "...by the grace of god I am spaired threw another hard battle one of the hardest of the war it was fought on the 1, 2, 3 of July...wee lost more men in this war that wee ever have in the fight wee lost som 30 thousand men...I do believe that wee air whipped & that wee will have to sell ourselves to some faren powers for pretection & live inder faren powers government laws." Lee addresses the letter to "My dear & loving wife" and signs it simply "T.E. Lee, Liet."

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