Maj. Gen. Robert E. Lee to Col. Philp St. George Cocke on Posting a Force at Manassas Junction

22 11 2020

CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA, AND WEST VIRGINIA FROM APRIL 16 TO JULY 31, 1861

CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. – CONFEDERATE

O. R. – Series I – VOLUME 2 [S #2] CHAPTER IX, p. 806

Headquarters Virginia Forces,
Richmond, Va., May 6, 1861.

Col. P. St. Georoe Cocke,
Commanding Virginia Forces, Culpeper Court-House, Va.:

Colonel: You are desired to post at Manassas Gap Junction a force sufficient to defend that point against an attack likely to be made against it by troops from Washington. It will be necessary to give this point your personal attention.

Respectfully, &c.,

R. E. LEE,
Major- General, Commanding.


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