Folk Figure, Author. Called simply "Agnes," she was the third daughter and fifth child of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his wife, Mary Anna Custis Lee. Like her three sisters, she never married chiefly because the General simply could not let go of his girls. However, there was one young soldier who was determined to make Agnes his bride - but he got nowhere since the General proclaimed him too "unsettled" to take a wife. Agnes attended the Virginia Female Institute in her youth and later on she did much traveling with her father as a companion and nurse. A deeply religious young woman, she is perhaps best remembered for her delightful journal (published in 1984) that detailed life in the South and the ups and downs of the Lee family. After her father's death in 1870, Agnes never fully recovered from her grief and, to her family's intense sorrow, she succumbed to typhoid fever. She is interred with her family members in the Lee Chapel and Museum in Lexington, Virginia.
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