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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
of General Henry Lee, the father of General Robert E. Lee, was the daughter of the eldest son, Philip Ludwell Lee. Richard Henry Lee, the second son, is well known to students of American history. He has been generally styled The Cicero of the Amery, the eldest, was the well-known Light-horse Harry of the Revolutionary War, the father of Robert E. Lee. He and Richard Henry Lee are frequently confounded, and their relationship has often been the subject of inquiry. Richard Henry Lee's fatheRichard Henry Lee's father, Thomas, and Henry Lee's grandfather, Henry, were brothers. The former was therefore a first cousin of the latter's father. Light-horse Harry was conspicuous in the military and civil annals of his country as a dashing dragoon in the war betweenn Washington's second Cabinet. The future cavalry leader was educated at Princeton. Dr. William Shippen writes to Richard Henry Lee from Philadelphia, August 25, 1770: I am persuaded that there is no such school as Princeton on this continent. Yo
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 4: War. (search)
The first speech his eloquent relative, Richard Henry Lee, ever made was in favor of the motion to up for the preservation of the Union. In 1861 Lee hoped and prayed that the Temple of American Liter from Fort Mason, Texas, January, 1861, to Mrs. Lee, he says: You see by a former letter that I rhing to hasten or retard it. It was hard for Lee to give up his position in the army and separatresident with the distinguished services of Colonel Lee, and urged that every effort should be, madFrancis Preston Blair to have an interview with Lee, and secure him by the tempting offer of the co placed there should fail. The reply of General Lee was simple and short, Washington-like in mrned to meet in Richmond, Va. A letter from General Lee to his wife, who was still at Arlington, Apicy they may adopt I can not conjecture. And Mrs. Lee, from Arlington, May 5, 1861 , sent the folloi commander in chief of her forces, just as General Lee had been commissioned in the Virginia force[13 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 5: invasion of Virginia. (search)
of Washington, with Arlington, the former home of General Lee, as headquarters, as well as all the country streevailed also. The sagacity, skill, and experience of Lee were taxed to the uttermost equipping and sending to s to divisions. With the map of Virginia before him, Lee studied to make a successful defensive campaign. He ck any forward movements by any of these routes. General Lee early had predicted the march of the Army of the he Shenandoah on May 23, 1861. He was a classmate of Lee's at West Point. On being graduated he was assigned n one company. In these operations of defense General Lee's whole time was employed. The larger number of here would be intrusted to others at first. To Mrs. Lee, from Richmond, June 24, 1861, he wrote: My movemeThe day after General Scott's last interview with General Lee he published General Order No. 3, which created td tender of the feelings of others. His letter to Mrs. Lee, in reply to one received from her, addressed to t
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
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, 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