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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
in the mother country, its members from a very early date being distinguished for eminent services to sovereign and country. By the side of William the Conqueror, at the battle of Hastings, in 1066, Lancelot Lee fought, and a later descendant, Lionel Lee, followed Richard Coeur de Lion, taking part in the third crusade to Palestine, in 1192, at the head of a company of gentlemen cavaliers, displaying great bravery at the siege of Acre. The Lees of Virginia, a family which has, perhaps, given more statesmen and warriors to their new home than any other of our old colonial progenitors, came of an ancient and distinguished stock in England, and neither country can boast a nobler scion than the subject of these memoirs. General Lee had never the time or inclination to study genealogy, and always said he knew nothing beyond his first American ancestor, Colonel Richard Lee, who migrated to Virginia in the reign of Charles I. He believed, however, from his inherited traditions and the
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
sidency of Washington College, 4.04, 405; inaugurated, 406; goes South, 410; visits his father's grave, 410; failing health, 411; sickness and death, 412; public funeral, 414; equestrian statue in Richmond, 415; marble statue in Lexington, 416; tributes to his memory, 416-418; his military 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,