ns —G. W. Custis, W. H. F., and Robert E. —all served as officers in the Confederate army.
His eldest son, G. W. C. Lee, was chosen president of the college on the death of his father.
In the summer of 1861 General Reynolds had been left by Rosecrans to confront General Lee in the Cheat Mountain region.
Lee was then in chief command in western Virginia.
He had sent General Floyd to drive the Nationals out of the Kanawha Valley, but the latter was defeated (Sept. 11) at Carnifex Ferry, andixty-four made prisoners.
The Confederates lost about 100 killed and wounded, and ninety prisoners. The joint forces of Lee and Floyd, on Big Sewell Mountain, numbered about 20,000 men, and there they were confronted by 10,000 Nationals, under Rosecrans, assisted by Generals Cox, Schenck, and Benham.
The belligerents remained in sight of each other for about three weeks. Wise, then under Lee's command, was recalled to Richmond.
Lee's campaign in western Virginia was regarded by the Confeder