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CPT Robert Edward “Rob” Lee, Jr

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CPT Robert Edward “Rob” Lee, Jr

  • Birth 27 Oct 1843 Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 19 Oct 1914 Upperville, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 8090239

Robert E. Lee, Jr. was the sixth child and third son of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his wife, Mary Anna Custis Lee. When his father first laid eyes on his namesake he said: "He has a long fine nose like his father, but no whiskers." Rob, as he was called, was a favorite of his father and he used to get into bed with the General in the mornings for talking sessions. A rather laid-back person, with simple tastes, Rob attended boarding schools during the 1850s and, unlike his two older brothers, he did not want to have a military career. However, when the Civil War was in progress, he enlisted as a private (1862) and then he was eventually appointed a Captain. He inherited the Romancock property from his grandfather and he retired there after the war, later writing Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee which was published in 1904. This work remains an important source for reference to this day. Rob married twice; he married his first wife, Charlotte Haxall, in November of 1871 and then, after Charlotte's death, he married Juliet Carter (April 6, 1860 - Nov. 17, 1915). Juliet is buried beside Rob in the Lee family crypt in Lexington, Va.

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  • Created by: Kathleen
  • Added: 15 Nov 2003
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Robert Edward “Rob” Lee, Jr (27 Oct 1843–19 Oct 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8090239, citing Lee Chapel Museum, Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Kathleen (contributor 20098197) .