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Robert E. Lee's Letter to Jefferson Davis Document Based Question

July 31, 1863

Questions:

1. Who are Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis?

2. What battle is Lee discussing in this letter?

3. What is going on in the Confederacy at this time as a result of the battle?

4. How does Lee feel about his role in the battle? Provide a quote from the letter that illustrates this.

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