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R. E. Lee, April 20, 1863 page 737, to Davis.Gives points in the South (Florida and Georgia), where supplies can be had in abundance.
R. E. Lee, April 20, 1863, page 740, to Davis. Insufficiency of cavalry in his army, points out where cavalry regiments doing nothing can be ordered to him. Fears disaster from insufficiency of cavalry.
R. E. Lee, May 2, 1863, page 765, to Davis. If I had all of my command and could keep it supplied with provisions and forage I would feel easy.
R. E. Lee, May 7th, 1863, page 782, to DavisCalls attention to the insufficiency of his cavalry. His army 40,000, Hooker's 120,000 men. Losses at Chancellorsville heavy. Always so where the inequality of numbers is so great. Recommends that troops be brought from the South, where they have nothing to do, and will perish from disease and inaction. Bring Beauregard with them and put him in command here.
R. E. Lee, May 20th, 1863, page 832, to DavisA. P. Hill, I think upon the whole, is the best soldier of his grade with me.
R. E. Lee, May 30, 1863 page 832, to Davis.Requests that the War Department take charge of D. H. Hill's department of the Cape Fear, and that he be relieved from its supervision. D. H. Hill does not co-operate with him or obey him, or return troops that belong to the Army of Northern Virginia. These delays he fears will leave him nothing to do but to retreat. Fears that the time has passed when he can take the offensive with advantage.
R. E. Lee, May 30, 1863, page 834, to Seddon. Recommends that troops be brought from South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Cape Fear Department and James river. Asks to be relieved of the command of the Cape Fear Department.

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