Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee

Chapter V: The Army of Northern Virginia: Unsatisfactory commissariat

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One can see from these letters of my father how deeply he felt for the sufferings of his soldiers, and how his plans were hindered by inadequate supplies of food and clothing. I heard him constantly allude to these troubles; indeed, they seemed never absent from his mind.

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