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More than 3,600 letters, legal documents, books, and other papers are available at the Lee Family Digital Archive. We are in the process of adding new documents to our database daily. Items added before September 2015 are found at this link.

To view a transcript of a letter, click on either the sender or recipient name. We are in the process of adding scanned images of letters, which will be available in the “Original” column.

To see letters we have uploaded into our new format, see the list below:

Eleanor Agnes Lee   Harriet Lee Powell Smoot1863 January [no day] 
Robert E. Lee   Gustavus W. Smith1863 January 4 
Robert E. Lee   George Washington Custis Lee1863 January 5 
Robert E. Lee   Walter H. Taylor1863 January 7 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 January 8 
Robert E. Lee   John D. Imboden1863 January 10 
Robert E. Lee   James A. Seddon1863 January 10 
Robert E. Lee   George Washington Custis Lee1863 January 11 
Jefferson Davis   Robert E. Lee1863 January 12 
Robert E. Lee   Howell Cobb1863 January 12 
Robert E. Lee   

Jefferson Davis

1863 January 13 
Robert E. Lee   James A. Seddon1863 January 14 
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee   Eleanor Agnes Lee1863 January 15 
Robert E. Lee, Jr.   Eleanor Agnes Lee1863 January 18 
Robert E. Lee   James A. Seddon1863 January 19 
Robert E. Lee   Jefferson Davis1863 January 19 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 January 21 
Robert E. Lee   William E. Jones1863 January 21 
Robert E. Lee   Jefferson Davis1863 January 21 
Robert E. Lee   Henry Brevard Davidson1863 January 22 
Robert E. Lee   Josiah Gorgas1863 January 22 
Robert E. Lee   James A. Seddon1863 January 22 
Robert E. Lee   John D. Imboden1863 January 22 
Robert E. Lee   James A. Seddon1863 January 23 
Robert E. Lee   Jefferson Davis1863 January 23 
Joseph Christmas Ives   Mary Custis Lee1863 January 24 
Robert E. Lee   James A. Seddon1863 January 26 
Robert E. Lee   Samuel Cooper1863 January 26 
Robert E. Lee   William E. Jones1863 January 27 
James A. Seddon   Robert E. Lee1863 January 28 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 January 29 
Robert E. Lee   Joseph B. Kershaw1863 January 31 
Robert E. Lee, Jr.   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 February 1 
Robert E. Lee   James A. Seddon1863 February 2 
George Washington Custis Lee   Robert M. Stiles1863 February 2 
Robert E. Lee   Eleanor Agnes Lee1863 February 6 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 February 8 
Robert E. Lee   James Longstreet1863 February 16 
Robert E. Lee   Eleanor Agnes Lee1863 February 20 
Robert E. Lee   Lucy L. Temple1863 February 20 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 February 23 
Robert E. Lee   General Orders No. 291863 February 28 
Robert E. Lee   George Washington Custis Lee1863 February 28 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 March 6 
Robert E. Lee   Samuel Cooper1863 March 6 (report of the battle of the Seven Days) 
William Allan   John Brockenbrough1863 March 7William Allan to John Brockenbrough
Robert E. Lee   James Longstreet1863 March 7 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 March 9 
Robert E. Lee   Williams Carter Wickham1863 March 11 
Robert E. Lee   John Bell Hood1863 March 17 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 March 19 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 March 21 
Robert E. Lee   William E. Jones1863 March 23 
Robert E. Lee   Special Orders No. 461863 March 23 
Robert E. Lee   Charles Carter Lee1863 March 24 
Robert E. Lee   James A. Seddon1863 March 25 
Robert E. Lee   Samuel Cooper1863 March 26

Image of Robert E. Lee, Image of Jefferson Davis, Image of John S. Mosby, Image of Samuel Cooper

Robert E. Lee   Nathan George Evans1863 March 26 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 March 27 
Robert E. Lee, Jr.   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 March 27 
Robert E. Lee   James Longstreet1863 April 2 
Robert E. Lee   John Bell Hood1863 April 2 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 April 3 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 April 5 
Robert E. Lee   William Orton Williams1863 April 7 
Robert E. Lee   Samuel Cooper1863 April 10 (report of the Battle of Fredericksburg) 
Eleanor Agnes Lee   Harriet Lee Powell Smoot1863 April 10 
Robert E. Lee   Eleanor Agnes Lee1863 April 11 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 April 12 
Robert E. Lee   Reuben Lindsay Walker1863 April 15 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 April 19 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 April 24 
Robert E. Lee   Richard H. Anderson1863 April 29 
Robert E. Lee   Jefferson Davis1863 May 2 
Robert E. Lee   Jefferson Davis1863 May 3 
Robert E. Lee   James A. Seddon1863 May 3 
Robert E. Lee   Jeb Stuart1863 May 3 
Robert E. Lee   Jubal Early1863 May 3 
Robert E. Lee   Lafayette McLaws1863 May 3 
Robert E. Lee   Stonewall Jackson1863 May 4 
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee   Report of the Battle of Chancellorsville1863 May 4-7 
Robert E. Lee   Jefferson Davis1863 May 7 
Robert E. Lee   James Longstreet1863 May 7 
Robert E. Lee   James A. Seddon1863 May 10 
Robert E. Lee   General Orders No. 611863 May 11 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randoph Custis Lee1863 May 11 
Jefferson Davis   Robert E. Lee1863 May 11 
Robert E. Lee   Jeb Stuart1863 May 11 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 May 14 
Robert E. Lee, Jr.   Mary Anan Randolph Custis Lee1863 May 17 
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee    1863 May 17 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Jenifer Triplett Haxall1863 May 20 
Robert E. Lee   John Bell Hood1863 May 21 
Aldert Smedes   Robert E. Lee1863 May 22 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 May 23 
Robert E. Lee   William Henry Fitzhugh Lee1863 May 23-31 
Robert E. Lee   Eleanor Agnes Lee1863 May 25 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 May 31 
Robert E. Lee   Jeb Stuart1863 May 31 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 June 3 
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee   Mildred Childe Lee1863 June 7 
Robert E. Lee   Samuel Cooper1863 June 8 (Battle Report of Second Mansass) 
James A. Seddon   Robert E. Lee1863 June 9 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 June 9 
Robert E. Lee   Jefferson Davis1863 June 9 
Confederate States of America War Department   Robert E. Lee, Jr.1863 June 10 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 June 11 
Robert E. Lee   James A. Seddon1863 June 13 
Robert E. Lee   George Washington Custis Lee1863 June 13 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 June 14 
Robert E. Lee   James Longstreet1863 June 15 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 June 15 
Robert E. Lee   A. P. Hill1863 June 16 
James Longstreet   Walter H. Taylor1863 June 17James Longstreet to Walter H. Taylor, Page 2
Robert E. Lee   Jeb Stuart1863 June 23 
Robert E. Lee   General Orders No. 731863 June 27 
Robert E. Lee   Richard S. Ewell1863 June 28 
William F. Wickham   Robert E. Lee1863 June 28 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 June 30 
Robert E. Lee   John D. Imboden1863 July 1 
Robert E. Lee   Jefferson Davis1863 July 4 
Robert E. Lee   John D. Imboden1863 July 4 
Robert E. Lee   Richard S. Ewell1863 July 6 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 July 7 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 July 12 
Robert E. Lee, Jr.   Eleanor Agnes Lee1863 July 13 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 July 15 
Robert E. Lee   James A. Seddon1863 July 17 
Richard Ewell   Robert E. Lee1863 July 21 
Robert E. Lee   Elizabeth Stiles1863 July 25 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 July 26 
Robert E. Lee   Mildred Childe Lee1863 July 27 
Robert E. Lee, Jr.   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 July 30 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 August 2 
Robert E. Lee   Samuel Cooper     1863 August 4 
Robert E. Lee   Lucius B. Northrop1863 August 5 
Robert E. Lee   George Washington Custis Lee1863 August 7 
Robert E. Lee   Jefferson Davis1863 August 8 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 August 9 
Robert E. Lee   Samuel Cooper1863 August 10 
Robert E. Lee   General Orders No. 831863 August 13 
Robert E. Lee   Samuel Cooper    1863 August 15 
Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee and Mary Custis Lee   Mildred Childe Lee1863 August 16 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 August 16 
Robert E. Lee   Jefferson Davis1863 August 17 
Robert E. Lee   Jeb Stuart1863 August 18 
Robert E. Lee   Samuel Cooper1863 August 19 (report of Sharpsburg Campaign) 
Robert E. Lee, Jr.   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 August 21 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 August 23 
Robert E. Lee   James Longstreet1863 August 31 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 September 4 
Robert E. Lee   Daughters1863 September 8 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 September 8 
Robert E. Lee   Mildred Childe Lee1863 September 10 
Jeb Stuart   Eleanor Agnes Lee1863 September 11 
Jeb Stuart   Mary Custis Lee1863 September 11 
Robert E. Lee   Eleanor Agnes Lee1863 September 13 
Robert E. Lee, Jr.   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 September 15 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 September 18 
Jeb Stuart   Robert E. Lee1863 September 19 
Robert E. Lee   Samuel Cooper1863 September 23 (report of the battle of Chancellorsville) 
Robert E. Lee   George Washington Custis Lee1863 September 27 
Alexander Robert Lawton   Robert E. Lee1863 October 10 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 October 19 
Robert E. Lee, Jr.   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 October 21 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 October 28 
Robert E. Lee   Mildred Childe Lee1863 October 31 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 November 1 
Robert E. Lee   John D. Imboden1863 November 2 
Robert E. Lee   Samuel Jones1863 November 2 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 November 5 
Robert E. Lee   Jefferson Davis1863 November 10 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis1863 November 11 
Robert E. Lee   Eleanor Agnes Lee1863 November 13 
Robert E. Lee, Jr.   Eleanor Agnes Lee1863 November 17 
Robert E. Lee   Carrie C. Stuart1863 November 21 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 November 21 
Robert E. Lee   Elizabeth Stiles1863 November 25 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 November 25 
Robert E. Lee   Mildred Childe Lee1863 November 26 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 November 27 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 December 4 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 December 5 
Robert E. Lee   Walter H. Taylor1863 December 12 
Richard P. Ewell   Walter H. Taylor1863 December 17Richard P. Ewell to Walter H. Taylor
Jeb Stuart   Walter H. Taylor1863 December 17Jeb Stuart to Walter H. Taylor
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 December 22 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 December 25 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 December 27 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 December 29 
Martha Custis Williams Carter   Eleanor Agnes Lee1863 December 29 
Robert E. Lee   Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee1863 December 30