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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
e to select as the base of future operations Vera Cruz.
General Winfield Scott, then commander in , for the purpose of investing and capturing Vera Cruz, was with General Wool, who had been assigneer displayed for his subordinate was born at Vera Cruz.
The city of Vera Cruz was surrounded by bombardment resulted in the capitulation of Vera Cruz, and the adjacent forts on the 29th of Marchr fought together.
In a letter written from Vera Cruz at the time, after describing a battery whicen Scott set out, on the 12th of April, from Vera Cruz, to join his advanced divisions under Patterreatly distinguished himself at the siege of Vera Cruz; was indefatigable during these operations i
General Smith will probably leave here for Vera Cruz on the 24th or 25th to make arrangements for Resaca de la Palma, and at Monterey; was at Vera Cruz, and in all the battles which followed untilterward on the staff of General Patterson at Vera Cruz.
There too was George B. Mc-Clellan, twenty[1 more...]
itself, turned to the old county of Westmoreland.
We know how prolific she had been in other days of heroes and statesmen.
We know she had given birth to the Father of his Country, to Richard Henry Lee, to Monroe, and last, though not least, to your own gallant father; and we knew well by your deeds that her productive power was not yet exhausted.
We watched with the most profound and intense interest the triumphal march of the army led by General Scott, to which you were attached, from Vera Cruz to the capital of Mexico.
We read of the sanguinary conflicts and blood-stained fields, in all of which victory perched upon our banners.
We know of the unfading luster that was shed on the American armies by that campaign, and we know also what your modesty has always disclaimed-that no small share of the glory of these achievements was due to your valor and military genius.
Sir, we have by this unanimous vote expressed our convictions that you are at this time among the living citizen