Slaughter-Murray Papers

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April 28, 1864

Title

April 28, 1864

Subject

Letter from Lt. Charles Minniguode, Jr., ADC, to Mayor Slaughter, dated 28APR1864. Written according to instructions of Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, that certain citizens of Fredericksburg could be allowed to cross the river. This order was not to be affected by any others, specifically those given by General Winder. In ink on blue lined sheet, "Head Quarters Lee's Division, Cavalry Corps, ANVA." Faded, stained & torn at folds.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - EMINENT FIGURE ASSOCIATION: Minnegerode, C.


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Description

Head Quarters Lee's Division
Cavalry corps, Army Northern Virginia
April 28th, 1864

Mr. Slaughter
Mayor of Fredericksburg

My dear sir,

I am instructed by Genl Fitz Lee today in answer to your communication which he received today that he has never seen Genl Winder's order, referred to by you. He has given instructions that loyal & discreet citizens vouched for by you, having urgent business across the river, be permitted to cross and recross. He requests me to say that no order Gen Winder could give unless by command of the Secy of War or Adj General would effect these instruction. He will not consider outside our military lines as outside the limits of the Confederacy.

Most Respectfully
Minniguode
Lt. & ADC.

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Creator

Charles Minniguode Jr.

Date

April 28, 1864

Files

Collection

Citation

Charles Minniguode Jr., “April 28, 1864,” Slaughter-Murray Papers, accessed April 17, 2024, http://slaughtermurray.umwhistory.org/items/show/75.