It gives me pleasure to assure you that there is not a syllable in General Lee's report that reflects in the remotest manner any discredit on you, and I hope you will not feel offended at my expressing surprise that you should attach any importance or feel any sensitiveness in relation to sensational articles or reports in the newspapers, I see my own action and opinions almost daily misconceived or misrepresented on ‘the most reliable information’ with perfect equanimity, and you may well trust to your own well-earned reputation as a perfect shield against all anonymous attacks.At Camp Bartow, on the Greenbrier river, General Jackson and the six regiments of his division, reduced in effective numbers to 1,800 men, worn by privations and discouraged by previous failures, were attacked October
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