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Robert E. Lee

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September 2, 1862.

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,

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