A paper read by request before R. E. Lee
Camp, no. 1, C. V., March 9th, 1906.
[Our valued friend, from days ante-bellum
, is a highly esteemed citizen and successful practitioner of this city.
Being a gentleman of means, he delights in benefactions to the needy and those in distress.
Upon intimation to him of such wants, relief is immediately extended.
His quiet charities, unknown to the public, have been to a multitude of grateful recipients.
Company H (originally called ‘Lee
's Rangers’) 9th Virginia Cavalry, in which he served gallantly, had as its first Captain, Wm. H. F. Lee
, subsequently Major-General
, and familiarly known as ‘Rooney Lee
A brother of the editor, H. C. Brock
, a member of the faculty of Hampden-Sidney College, who was severely wounded at Stony Creek
, Dinwiddie County
, in 1864, with many valued friends, served also in this noted Company.—Ed.]