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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
lege, and served with credit in the War of 1812. He was appointed by General Jackson Consul to Algiers in 1829. In journeying through Italy he met the mother of the great Napoleon, and, being an admirer of his Italian campaigns, determined to write his life; the book is well written, as are other works of his. The daughter married Bernard Carter, a brother of her stepmother. The children by General Henry Lee's second marriage were Algernon Sydney, Charles Carter, Sydney Smith, and Robert Edward, and two daughters, Anne and Mildred. The first boy lived only eighteen months. The second, named after his wife's father, was educated at Cambridge. We have just heard, writes his father from San Domingo, June 26, 1816, that you are fixed at the University of Cambridge, the seminary of my choice. You will there have not only excellent examples to encourage your love and practice of virtue, but ample scope to pursue learning to its foundation, thereby fitting yourself to be useful to
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. Seventy-five years after the birth of Washington, Robert Edward, the fourth son of General Henry Lee and Anne Hill Carter, was born at Stratford, Westmoreland County, Virginia, on the 19th of January, 1807. If he inherited much from a long and illustrious line of paternal ancestors, he no less fell heir to the strong characteristics of his mother's family, one of the oldest and best in Virginia. The unselfishness, generosity, purity, and faithfulness of the Virginia Carters are widely known, and they have always been true to all occasions true. In his mother was personified all the gentle and sweet traits of a noble woman. Her whole life was admirable, and her love for her children beyond all other thoughts. To her watchful care they were early confided by the long absence and death of her distinguished husband. Robert was four years old when his father removed the family to Alexandria, six when he vi
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
280-83, 286-87, 294, 299-300, 339 Killing of prisoners, 80-81. Kilpatrick, Hugh Judson, 237 King William Artillery (Va.), 91 Kingsley, Charles, 92 Lane, James Henry, 134 Latimer's Artillery Battalion, 217-18. Latrobe, Osmun, 272 Law, Evander McIvor, 276, 286 Lawton, Alexander Robert, 135, 158 Lee, Fitzhugh, 18, 164, 178, 263 Lee, George Washington Custis: described, 312; mentioned, 238-39, 316-17, 332-34. Lee, Mary Custis (Mrs. Robert E.), 238-39, 357 Lee, Robert Edward: attitude of his men toward, 18-23, 72, 169-70, 189, 205, 226, 259-60, 266, 305-306, 325; and Chancellorsville Campaign, 164- 66, 168-69, 174-81, 238; comments on Meade, 227-28; compared with divine figures, 20-21; criticized, 22, 228; description of and anecdotes concerning, 99-101, 175-78, 225-28, 232-33, 259-60, 267, 357, 361; early war career of, 17-18; and Gettysburg, 22, 191-92, 197-99, 207-208, 214-15, 222, 267; and Grant, 238- 39; and Jefferson Davis, 17-18; and Joe Johnston, 90-
now-nothing party (See American party). Knox, General, 139. L Lafayette, General, 139. Lamon, Colonel, 234-35, 243, 244. Lane, General, 365, 370. Gen. Joseph, 43, 44. Extract from speech on right of secession, 216-17. Laurel Hill, Battle of, July 12, 1861, 293-94, 372. Lay, Colonel, 329. Col. John F., 305. Extracts from reminiscences of Bull Run, 329. Lecompton constitution of Kansas, 465. Lee, Henry (Light-Horse Harry), 147. Richard Henry, 104. Gen. Robert Edward, 294, 295, 320, 382, 389, 443. Resignation from U. S. Army, 267. Attachment to Confederate army, 267-68. Lee Commander-in-chief of Virginia army, 284. Campaign in western Virginia, 374-76. Commander of Confederate army, 434. Capt. Stephen D., 246, 247, 248. Letcher, Gov. of Virginia, 260, 293. Reply to U. S. call for troops, 354. Lexington (Mo.) Battle of, 369-70. Lincoln, Abraham, pres. U. S., 45, 178, 212, 216, 229, 230, 234, 237, 242, 244, 253-54, 263, 278,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, Richard Henry 1732-1794 (search)
the machinery against royal oppression and parliamentary rule. He was a delegate to the first Congress (1774), was a member of all the leading committees, and wrote the memorial of Congress to the people of British America. In 1775 he wrote the second address of Congress to the people of Great Britain; and from his seat in that body, in June, 1776, he offered the famous resolution which declared the English-American colonies to be free and independent States. It is said that his speech on that occasion was a brilliant display of eloquence. Leaving Congress in June, 1777, he was again in that body in 1778-80, 1784-85, and 1786-87. In 1784 he was chosen president of Congress, but retired at the end of the year. Mr. Lee was opposed to the national Constitution, because it superseded State supremacy, but he was a supporter of Washington's administration, and was United States Senator from Virginia from 1789 to 1792. He died in Chantilly, Va., June 19, 1794. Lee, Robert Edward
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), At Lee's tomb. (search)
ses into history. There we leave him to the judgment of another generation, that standing afar off may see some things more clearly than we. When the historian of future ages comes to write the history of the great republic he will give the first place to that War of the Revolution by which our country gained its independence and took its place among the nations of the earth; and the second to the late civil war, which, begun for separation, ended in a closer and consolidated Union. That was the last act in the great drama of our nation's life, in which history cannot forget the part that was borne by him whose silent form lies within this sepulchre. As I took a last look at the sarcophagus I observed that it bore no epitaph; no words of praise were carved upon the stone; only a name, Robert Edward Lee. with the two dates, born January 19, 1807; died October 12, 1870. That is all, but it is enough; all the rest may be left to the calm, eternal judgment of history.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
Index. African Slavery in the South, 217. Agriculture in the South, 10. Alabama troops at the Dedication of the Lee Monument, 268. Alexander's Battalion of Artillery, 282. Allen, Major J. V. H., 26. Anderson, Colonel, Archer. His address Robert Edward Lee, 312. Anderson, General Edward C., 65. Anderson, Major, Geo. W., 66. Andersonville Prison, 383. Anglo-Saxon spirit, 97; unities of the race, 134. Appomattox C. H., surrender at, 243. Armor used by Mexican troops, 48. Army Maladies and Diseases, 18. Army of N. W. Va. in 1861, 167. Artillery Batt. 2d, Colonel J. T. Brown, guns of, in 1862, 168. Associations of the Army of N. Va., Annual Reunion of, 85; Officers of, 111. Atkins, Colonel, 74. Baker, General, 75. Barrett, Colonel T. G., 76. Batteries defending Savannah, Ga, 70, 7, 74, 76, 78. Bayard, Hon., Thos. F., 350. Blair, General F. P., 73. Blandford Cemetery, 401. 402. Blues Association, R. L. I., 275. Boggs' 12th Battalio