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Lee, Stephen Dill 1833- Educator: born in Charleston, S. C., Sept. 22. 1833; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1854, and was first lieutenant of the 4th Artillery till 1861, serving also as quartermaster for three years. He afterwards entered the Confederate army as captain and was promoted to lieutenant-general. He commanded the Confederates at Chickasaw Bayou, Miss., where Sherman was defeated, and in the battles of Tupelo, Miss.; Jonesboro, Ga.; Atlanta, Ga.; Nashville, Franklin, etc., and took part in the operations around Richmond. After the war he became a planter in Mississippi. In 1870 he was a member of the Mississippi State Senate; in 1890 was a delegate to the constitutional convention of Mississippi; and since 1880 has been president of the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College.