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 Fitzhugh Lee

Fitzhugh Lee

Birth
Fairfax, Fairfax City, Virginia, USA
Death 28 Apr 1905 (aged 69)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 4660 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Major General. He was the nephew of Robert E. Lee, graduated from West Point in 1856 and served as a cavalry officer in Texas. At the start of the Civil War he resigned his commission and organized 1st Virginia Cavalry as Lieutenant Colonel. In July 1862, he was promoted Brigadier General and fought in Peninsula campaign. He commanded cavalry at Sharpsburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania and was promoted Major General in September, 1863. In September 1864, at the Third Battle of Winchester, he was wounded and was out of action for the remainder of the war. After the war, he was appointed consul general in Havana and served in the Spanish-American War as a Major General in the US Volunteer Army.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 3 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4660
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fitzhugh Lee (19 Nov 1835–28 Apr 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4660, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .