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MAJOR- GENERAL JOHN POPE,
United States Army :
SIR, The body of General Philip Kearny was brought from the field last night, and he was reported dead. I send it forward under a flag of truce, thinking the possession of his remains may be a consolation to his family.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. E. LEE,
- Robert E. Lee
- From Manassas to Appomattox Memoirs of the Civil War in America, James Longstreet, 1896