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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Fitzhugh Lee

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Nov. 19, 1835.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Cavalry, July 1, 1856.

 p672  Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1856‑58; on

(Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Jan. 1, 1858)

frontier duty at Ft. Inge, Tex., 1858, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1858, — Camp Radziminski, Tex., 1858‑59, — Scouting against Comanche Indians, 1859, being engaged in a Combat in Nescutunga Valley, Tex., May 13, 1859, — Camp Cooper, Tex., 1859, — Camp Colorado, Tex., 1859‑60, — and Scouting, 1860, being engaged in hand-to‑hand encounter with Comanche Indians, near Camp Colorado, Tex., June 16, 1860; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Mar. 31, 1861.

Resigned, May 21, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Farmer, Richland Mills, Stafford County, Va., since 18–––. President of the Convention for the Promotion of American Commerce, held at New Orleans, La., Dec., 1878. Member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1885. Governor of the State of Virginia, Jan. 1, 1886, to Dec. 31, 1889. President of Pittsburg and Virginia Railroad, Jan. 4, 1890.

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

Civil History. — Governor of the State of Virginia, 1886‑90.ºConsul-General of the United States at Havana, from April 14, 1896 to May 4, 1898. — Author of The Life of General R. E. Lee, published by D. Appleton & Co., New York.

Military History. —

(Maj.‑General U. S. Volunteers, May 4, 1898)

— Organized and commanded Seventh Corps U. S. Volunteers, at Jacksonville, Fla., May, June, July, Aug., and Sept., 1898; and at Savannah, Ga., Oct., Nov., and Dec., 1898; from the period commanded said Corps at Camp Columbia, near Havana, Cuba, until the last regiment left Cuba, April 19, 1899. — In command of Department of the Province of Havana, Cuba, from Dec. 30 to April 17, 1899. — In command of the Department of the Province of Havana and Pinar del Rio, from April 17, 1899 to —

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, April 12, 1899)

(Brig.‑General U. S. Volunteers, April 12, 1899)

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

Military History. — retired officer. — Residence, Richmond, Va.

Civil History. — President Jamestown, Va., Exposition Company.

Died April 28, 1905, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 69.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1905, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Hollywood Cemetery, Washington, DC.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. The lacuna is summarily filled in by the online biographical sketch at Find-a‑Grave, and elsewhere.

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