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The Daily Dispatch: September 3, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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respondent, in a tribute to the memory of this gallant officer, who died on the 29th of July of a wound received in the battle of Manassas, says: He was the only surviving son of a formerly well-known and much-beloved citizen of Richmond — the late Rev. William F. Lee, Rector, successively, or St. John's and Christ Churches, and editor of the Southern Churchman. On the paternal side, he was the great grandson of R. H. Lee, of revolutionary fame, and on the maternal side of Colonel Levin Powell, a revolutionary officer and a member of the Continental Congress. A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he entered the United States Army, and remained in that service, discharging his duties with fidelity until the secession of Virginia, when he hastened to enlist under her banner. Devoted as he was to the old Union, for which his ancestors had sacrificed so much, he felt that his duty to his and their State was paramount; and, convinced of the justice of her cause,