Letter from General Fitzhugh Lee to Adjutant-General Cooper, enclosing Colonel Dahlgren's note-book.
Can there be a reasonable doubt that these papers, as published, were authentic? But, if stronger proof is needed, we have in our possession several of the photograph copies of the original papers which were made at the time, and the writing of which corresponds exactly to the specimen of Colonel Dahlgren's writing given in the memoir by his father. The two are before us as we write; we have exhibited them to many skilled in such matters (among the number a distinguished Philadelphia lawyer), and all of them concur that the writing is the same. As proof of the genuineness of our photographs, we give the following letter from the engineer officer (Major Albert H. Campbell), under whose ‘immediate supervision’ the photographic copies were made from the originals: