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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II

(Born S. C.)

Stephen D. Lee

(Ap'd S. C.)


Stephen Dill Lee: Born Sep. 22, 1833, Charleston, SC.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1850, to July 1, 1854, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1854.

Served: on frontier duty at Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1854‑56; in

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Oct. 31, 1856)

Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57, being Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of the Department of Florida, Aug. 22 to Sep. 18, 1857; as Quartermaster, 4th Artillery, Sep. 18, 1857, to Feb. 8, 1861; and on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857‑58, — quelling Kansas Disturbances, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1858, — conducting Recruits to 4th Artillery, 1859, — and Ft. Randall, Dak., 1859‑61.

Resigned, Feb. 20, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Farmer, Columbus, Mis., 1866‑80. President of the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1880 to –––––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — President of the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1880 to March, 1899. — Commissioner of the Vicksburg National Park, Mar., 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Commissioner of the Vicksburg National Park, Mar., 1899 to 1908.

Died May 28, 1908, at Vicksburg, Miss.: Aged 76.

Buried, Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, MS.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1908, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: a good summary of it is given on the Find-a‑Grave page linked to above.

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