Slaughter-Murray Papers

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January 9, 1863

Title

January 9, 1863

Subject

Letter from Col. A.L. Long of Lee's staff to Mayor Slaughter. The letter is dated January 9, 1863, from a camp near Fredericksburg. It is in reference to Mrs. Catharine Levi's request to return to her home. He advises that in the future, Gen. Lee has no objections to loyal citizens entering the Confederate lines to return home and that the matter should be referred to officers commanding pickets. In ink on blue-lined paper.

UNIT ASSOCIATION: 2nd VA Infantry


-Information provided by the courtesy of the National Park Service

Description

Camp near Fredericksburg
Hd. Qtrs Army Northern Va.
January 9th 1863

His honor M. Slaughter
Mayor of Fredericksburg

Sir

Your note of yesterday enclosing an application from Mrs. Catherine Levi asking permission to return to her is received. In reply genl Lee desires me to say that he has no objection to any loyal citizen entering our lines in order to return to their homes. When such cases arise it will only be necessary (when you are assured of the good intentions of the parties) to refer the matter to the officer [cmdg]. the pickets and _____ ____ who will permit the person endorsed by you to pass within our lines.

I am very Respy
your Obt. Servant
A.L Long
Col. Mil. Lee

-Transcript provided by the courtesy of the National Park Service. Additions bracketed.

Creator

A. L. Long

Date

January 9, 1863

Files

Collection

Citation

A. L. Long, “January 9, 1863,” Slaughter-Murray Papers, accessed February 22, 2024, http://slaughtermurray.umwhistory.org/items/show/81.