had reported their position to General Lee
, and he sent word--“you are just where I wanted you — stay there.”
Now, as to official facts to substantiate the above, the following official report of Colonel S. D. Lee
, made to Colonel R. H. Chilton
, General Lee
, is offered.
This report was made to General Lee
, because Colonel Lee
commanded a battalion of reserve artillery, reporting directly to General Lee
, and in no way connected with either Generals Longstreet
, both of whom had their own artillery with their respective commands.
The report reads thus, and is copied freely, as it gives an artillerist's description of ground, distances, &c.: