See also:cavalry general, was
See also:born at Clermont, in
See also:county, Virginia, on the 19th of
See also:November 1835 . He was the
See also:grandson of "
See also:Horse Harry "
See also:Lee, and the
See also:nephew of Robert E . Lee . His
See also:Smith Lee, was a
See also:fleet captain under Commodore
See also:Perry in
See also:waters and
See also:rose to the
See also:rank of commodore; his
See also:mother was a daughter of
See also:Mason . Graduating from West Point in 1856, he was appointed to the 2nd Cavalry, which was commanded by Colonel
See also:Johnston, and in which his
See also:uncle, Robert E . Lee, was
See also:lieutenant-colonel . As a cavalry subaltern he distinguished himself by his gallant conduct in actions with the
See also:Comanches in
See also:Texas, and was severely wounded in 18J9 . In May 186o he was appointed instructor of cavalry at West Point, but resigned on the
See also:secession of Virginia . Lee was at once employed in the organization of the forces of the South, and served at first as a
See also:staff officer to General R . S .
See also:Ewell, and afterwards, from
See also:September 1861, as lieutenant-colonel, and from
See also:April 1862 as colonel of the First Virginia Cavalry in the Army of
See also:Northern Virginia . He became brigadier-general on General J .
E . B .
See also:Stuart's recommendation on the 25th of
See also:July 1862, and served under that general throughout the Virginian
See also:campaigns of 1862 and 1863, becoming major-general on the 3rd of September 1863 . He conducted the cavalry
See also:action of
See also:Ford (17th
See also:March 1863) with skill and success . In the
See also:Wilderness and
See also:Petersburg campaigns he was constantly employed as a divisional
See also:commander under Stuart, and, after Stuart's
See also:death, under General
See also:Wade Hampton . He took
See also:part in Early's
See also:campaign against Sheridan in the
See also:Shenandoah Valley, and at Winchester (19th
See also:Sept . 1864) three horses were shot under him and he was severely wounded . On General Hampton's being sent to assist General
See also:Joseph E . Johnston in
See also:North Carolina, the command of the whole of General Lee's cavalry devolved upon Fitzhugh Lee early in 1865, but the surrender of Appomattox followed quickly upon the opening of the campaign . Fitzhugh Lee himself led the last
See also:charge of the Confederates on the 9th of April that
See also:year at Farmville . After the war he devoted himself to farming in Stafford county, Virginia, and was conspicuous in his efforts to reconcile the
See also:people to the issue of the war, which he regarded as a final settlement of the questions at issue . In 1875 he attended the Bunker
See also:centenary at Boston, Mass., and delivered a remarkable address .
In 1885 he was a member of the
See also:board of visitors of West Point, and from 1886 to 1890 was
See also:governor of Virginia . In April 1896 he was appointed by
See also:consul-general at
See also:Havana, with duties of a
See also:diplomatic and military character added to the usual consular business . In this
See also:post (in which he was retained by President
See also:McKinley) he was from the first called upon to
See also:deal with a situation of
See also:great difficulty, which culminated with the destruction of the "Maine" (see
See also:SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR) . Upon the declaration of war between Spain and the
See also:United States he re-entered the army . He was one of the three ex-Confederate general
See also:officers who were made major-generals of United States
See also:Volunteers . Fitzhugh Lee commanded the VII. army
See also:corps, but took no part in the actual operations in
See also:Cuba . He was military governor of Havana and Pinar del Rio in 1899, subsequently commanded the department of the
See also:Missouri, and retired as a brigadier-general U.S . Army in 19o1 . He died in
See also:Washington on the 28th of April 1905 . He wrote Robert E . Lee (1894) in the " Great Commanders " series, and Cuba's Struggle Against Spain (1899) .
ARTHUR LEE (1740–1792)
GEORGE ALEXANDER LEE (1802-1851)
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