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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1817

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

Richard B. Lee​a

(Ap'd Va.)

Richard Bland Lee, II: Born July 20, 1797, Sully Plantation, near Chantilly, VA.

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, May 7, 1814, to July 17, 1817, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Third Lieut., Corps of Artillery, July 17, 1817.

Second Lieut., Corps of Artillery, Nov. 24, 1817.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Washington, Md., 1818; on Recruiting service, 1818‑19; in garrison at Ft. Mifflin, Pa., 1819‑20; Ft. Washington,

(First Lieut., Corps of Artillery, Oct. 31, 1819)

Md., 1820‑21; Ft. Severn, Md., 1821‑23, — Ft. Moultrie, S. C.,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery,
in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821)

1823, — and Ft. Nelson, Va., 1823; on Ordnance duty, Dec. 21, 1823, to Apr., 1826; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1826‑28; on Ordnance duty, Mar. 6, 1828, to Jan. 1, 1833; in

(Bvt. Captain, Oct. 31, 1829, For Faithful Service Ten Years in one Grade)

garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1834‑35; in the Florida War, 1836, being engaged against the Seminole Indians in the Skirmish near Micanopy,

(Bvt. Major, June 9, 1836,
for Gallantry and Good Conduct in the Affair of Micanopy, Fla.)

June 9, 1836, where he was twice severely wounded; on Ordnance duty,

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Aug. 31, 1836, to Nov. 30, 1841)

Oct. 28, 1836, to July 7, 1838; on Commissary duty, July 7, 1838, to

(Captain, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, July 7, 1838)

May 9, 1841, at St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 1838, to Nov. 15, 1841, — at Cedar Keys, Fla., 1841‑42, — at Washington, D. C., settling accounts,

(Major, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, Nov. 30, 1841)

1842, — at St. Louis, Mo., 1842‑49, — as Chief of Commissariat of Pacific Division, Aug. 29, 1849, to Mar. 10, 1851, continuing on Special service in California and Oregon, to Aug., 1851, — at Washington, D. C., as Member of Board of Officers on California Claims, Sep. 7, 1852, to Apr. 3, 1855, — as Chief of Commissariat of the Pacific Division, June 18, 1855,  p161 to June 18, 1859, — at Washington, D. C., Aug.‑Oct., 1859, — and at Baltimore, Md., Aug., 1859, to May 9, 1861.

Resigned, May 9, 1861.

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

Died, Aug. 2, 1875, at Alexandria, Va.: Aged 76.

Buried, Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a He was a first cousin of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Robert E. Lee. Also, he is not to be confused with his more famous father of the same name.

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