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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
ely caused his death. While abroad, amid the fatal march of his disease, his heart turned ever to his home and family. His letters to his son, Charles Carter Lee, have been preserved, and are literary models, the object being to impress religion, morality, and learning upon his children, as well as to manifest his great affection for those left behind. Fame, he writes, in arms or art, is naught unless betrothed to virtue. And then: You know I love my children, and how dear Smith Sydney Smith Lee, of the navy. is to me. Give me a true description of his mind, temper, and habits. Tell me of Anne. Has she grown tall? And how is my last, in looks and understanding? Robert was always good, and will be confirmed in his happy turn of mind by his ever-watchful and affectionate mother; does he strengthen his native tendency? He wanted to know, too, whether his sons rode and shot well, bearing in mind a Virginian's solicitude always that his sons should be taught to ride, shoot, and
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
upon his country; could he not hope to do the same? Sydney Smith Lee, his next oldest brother, had already entered the navy. At Vera Cruz Captain Lee met his brother, Lieutenant Sydney Smith Lee, of the United States Navy, and the soldier and bing a battery which had been placed in position by him, Captain Lee adds: The first day this battery opened, Smith served onloss. Before leaving for the interior with the army, Captain Lee sought his brother to say good-by. In one of his letteratterson and Twiggs, in front of the heights of Cerro Gordo, Lee accompanied him. It was the reconnoissance of this officer assance, begun by Lieutenant Beauregard, was continued by Captain Lee, of the engineers, and a road made along one of the slopMexico, May 21, 1848, he writes to his naval brother, Sydney Smith Lee: My dear rose (he calls him by a pet name): I haker, Meade, and Grant would each in turn test the prowess of Lee; nor did their old commander, Scott, dream he was training t
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 4: War. (search)
He wrote still a third letter, upon this eventful day, to his brother, Sydney Smith Lee, at that time a commander in the United States Navy: Arlington, Va., Aprifidence in the man to whom Virginia committed her fortunes. The next day Major-General Lee was invited to appear before the convention. The invitation greatly diston the arm of Mr. Marmaduke Johnson, of Richmond, chairman of the committee, General Lee entered the hall. Every spectator admired the personal appearance of the ma: Mr. President, I have the honor to present to you and to the convention Major-General Lee. The general's retreat was cut off by the crowd of people who pressed upun, was to voice the sentiments of the body over which he had ably presided, and Lee must face the music of Janney's eloquence, so he stood calmly while the president of the convention said: Major-General Lee, in the name of the people of our native State here represented, I bid you a cordial and heartfelt welcome to thi
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 7: Atlantic coast defenses.-assigned to duty in Richmond as commander in chief under the direction of the Southern President. (search)
command at Norfolk, and to General Lee's brother, Captain Sydney Smith Lee, of the navy, who was in command of the Gosport nard, at Chancellorsville, lost the South Gettysburg; for General Lee has said, Had I Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg I would did not like to be cooped up in the mountains, and wrote General Lee at Richmond, asking him to re-enforce him with five thouhe would then be glad to get reports from him. On April 29th Lee replied that his request could not be complied with, but sugohnson, who had some thirty-five hundred men near Staunton. Lee was anxious to gain success in the Valley, because it would and continue the attack on the next day, and so informed General Lee, asking for all the assistance he could give him. In a note dated Richmond, June 1st, 5 A. M., General Lee replies: Ripley will be ordered, and such forces from General Holmes rmy of Northern Virginia. When that note was penned, General Lee knew he had been directed to take command of the army on
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. (search)
Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. General Lee and Mr. Davis were on the field on May 31st, and the latter was at once informed of Gen, eral Johnston's being wounded. Riding back with General Lee to Richmond that night, Mr. Davis told him he proposed to assign him at once to the command General Lee to Richmond that night, Mr. Davis told him he proposed to assign him at once to the command of the Confederate army defending Richmond, and would make out the order as soon as he reached the city. Accordingly, very early the next morning General Lee received the following: Richmond, Va., June 1, 1862. General R. E. Lee. Sir: The unfortunate casualty which has deprived the army in front of Richmond of its immediate coGeneral Lee received the following: Richmond, Va., June 1, 1862. General R. E. Lee. Sir: The unfortunate casualty which has deprived the army in front of Richmond of its immediate commander, General Johnston, renders it necessary to interfere temporarily with the duties to which you were assigned in connection with the general service, but only so far as to make you available for command in the field of a particular army. You will assume command of the army in eastern Virginia and in North Carolina, and give
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
y character, 420; a great soldier, 422. Lee, General William H. F., mentioned, 29, 118, 121, 122, 261; captured, 305; mentioned, 321, 371. Lee, John, mentioned, 5. Lee, Lancelot, mentioned, 2. Lee, Lionel, mentioned, 2. Lee, Mary Custis, mentioned, 25, 26, 71, 106, 381, 411, 412. Lee, Philip, 5. Lee, Philip Ludwell, 5, 16. Lee, Richard, 2, 3, 4, 5. Lee, Richard Henry, 6, 8, 83. Lee, Robert, mentioned, 93, 108, 132, 217, 323. Lee, Stephen D., mentioned, 194. Lee, Sydney Smith, mentioned, 36, 37, 45, 76, 89, 139. Lee, Thomas, mentioned, 5, 6. Lees of Virginia, 2, Letcher, Governor, John, mentioned, 90, 101, 126, 318. Liberty Hall Academy, 405. Ligny, battle of, 424. Lincoln, Abraham, elected President, 83; mentioned, 96, 103, 136, 137, 157, 166, 169, 170, 175, 176, 177, 197, 207, 218, 219, 221; warning to Hooker, 240; mentioned, 243, 262, 264; Grant and Lincoln meet, 382; Lincoln in Richmond, 382; assassination of, 400. Little Napoleon-McC
the journey interview with President Davis; with General Lee author is appointed a Rear-Admiral, and ordered emoralizationthe enemy's armies gradually increasing Lee's lines broken. I telegraphed my arrival, immediat soon as I could command a leisure moment, I paid General Lee a visit, at his headquarters near Petersburg, andina, on the 21st of March. He had not touched any of Lee's communications with his depots since leaving Winsboforces of 100,000, we have 260,000. In the meantime, Lee's half-starved, ragged army, had dwindled to 33,000. That was the question. Grant's object was to force Lee's right in the vicinity of Hatcher's Run; but he maskhinese grimaces, and stink-pots, resorted to to throw Lee off his guard, and prevent him from withdrawing men fned, by the necessity of withdrawing troops to defend Lee's extreme right, resting now on a point called the Fi, made a vigorous assault upon them, and broke them. Lee's army was uncovered, and Richmond was no longer tena
s, Commanding James River Squadron. Sir:—General Lee advises the Government to withdraw from thi this evening, accordingly. I presume that General Lee has advised you of this, and of his movemenhis night; and unless otherwise directed by General Lee, upon you is devolved the duty of destroyin all the forces under your command, joining General Lee. Confer with him, if practicable, before dps, accoutre and provision my men, and join General Lee! But I had become used to emergencies, ande cheers, and reflected upon the morrow. General Lee had failed to give me any notice of his disester, opposite Richmond, on my way to join General Lee. Deeming secrecy of great importance to thelf Mr. Mallory's last words— You will join General Lee, in the field, with all your forces. Yesere were my forces, but where, the d—l, was General Lee, and how was I to join him? If I had had trrow, in more respects than one. After turning Lee's flank, at the Five Forks, the enemy made a da<
ecretary of the Navy, I sought out my old friend, Captain Sydney Smith Lee, of the Navy, the Assistant Secretary, who had acchool, on the night before the surrender, was ordered by Captain Lee to report to me, and I assigned him to a position on my but none of the thieves ventured within reach of our guns. Lee abandoned his lines, on the 3d of April, and surrendered his was, indeed, a rabble rout, Hopes had been entertained that Lee might escape to Lynchburg, or to Danville, and save his army fragments of several armies, whilst Grant had been pressing Lee; and but for Lee's disaster would soon have been able to holLee's disaster would soon have been able to hold Sherman in check very effectually. But the moment the news of Lee's surrender reached him, there was a stampede from his aLee's surrender reached him, there was a stampede from his army. It melted away like a hillock of snow before the sunshine. Whole companies deserted at a time. Still, many true men rin Norfolk, Va., found an indictment for treason against General Lee, and but for the interposition of General Grant, he woul
. E. Jones was killed, and Staunton was occupied by the Federals. On September 20, 1864, Colonel Lee was promoted brigadier-general, and he was subsequently sent to Canada on secret service for the government. After the war his ill health compelled him to spend the winters in the far South. He died at Yellow Sulphur Springs, Va., August 24, 1870. Major-General Fitzhugh Lee Major-General Fitzhugh Lee was born at Clermont, Fairfax county, Va., November 19, 1835. He is the son of Sydney Smith Lee, who was a brother of Robert E. Lee, and son of Gen. and Gov. Henry Lee. Sydney Smith Lee had a distinguished naval career for over forty years, beginning as a midshipman when fourteen years of age. He commanded a vessel at Vera Cruz, was three years commandant at Annapolis, and for the same period in charge of the Philadelphia navy yard; commanded Commodore Perry's flagship in the Japan expedition, and when the first Japanese embassadors came to America, he was associated with Farragut