New York Hotel, N. Y.

                                                                                    13 May 1866.


My dear General.

                                    I have learned incidentally that you were engaged in preparing a history of “the war,” but were embarrassed by the want of many official documents.  I have quite a number of these, which I will take pleasure in placing at your disposal, and will gladly aid you in the endeavor to procure others that you may need.

            I send you a general list of those in my possession –

                                                                        I remain yrs truly


                                                                                    M. Lovell

Genl R. E. Lee.




Reports of

            Pensacola Navy Yard & Forts (evacuation)

            Fort Henry  - Tenn


            New Mexico  -  Genl Sibley

            Shiloh               Genl Beauregard & others

            Jacksonville.    Fla

            New Orleans  -               Genls Sewell & Duncan

            South Niches              “ Huger

            Tennesssee River          “ Leadbetter

            Princeton                     “ H. Marshall

            Crooked River

            Corinth – evacuation of             Beauregard

            James Island  S. C.                             Pemberton etc

            Kentucky Expedition                           Morgan

            Peninsula                                              Magruder

            Pinckney Island S. C.                           Pemberton

            Gallatin – Tenn                          J. H. Morgan

            Bridgeport &  Battle Creek               Genl Maxey

            Richmond  Ky                                      E. K. Smith

            Seven Pines                                        D. H. Hill

            Fayette Court House                             Loring 

            Kernstown                                          Jackson


            Near Jacksonville Fla                                    Finnigan

            Baton Rouge                                      Breckinridge

            Trans Mississippi                                Heridmann

            Operations in Mississippi &                J. E. Johnston  

            E. Tennessee – Vicksburg                     and

            Baker’s Creek etc                                 Pemberton

            Texas-                                                  Magruder

            West Louisiana -                               R. Taylor

               Chattanooga -                                      Bragg

            Defense of Charleston S. C.                Beauregard, Ripley etc

            Droop Mountain                                  Echols

            Rappahannock Ridge -                         R. E. Lee

            Chancellorsville                                    R. E. Lee & subordinates


            Also Report of Evidence taken by “Joint Congressional Committee” on the affairs of the “Navy Department of the Confederacy –

            Correspondence between War Dept and Genl M. Sewell – relation to New Orleans

            Proceedings of Court of Inquiry on the “Fate of New Orleans.”