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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1834

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

John F. Lee​1

(Ap'd Va.)


John Fitzgerald Lee: Born May 5, 1813, Sully, VA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1830, to July 1, 1834, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1834.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1834‑36, — and Ft. Macon, N. C.,

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 23, 1835)

 p571  1836; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, as Captain of Reg. Mounted Creek Volunteers, Dec. 1, 1836, to July 31, 1837, being engaged

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Dec. 17, 1836)

in the Skirmish of Aapopkaº Lake, Jan. 23, 1837, — and of Hatcheluskee

(Bvt. Capt., Jan. 27, 1837,
for Gallantry and Good Conduct in the War against the Florida Indians)

Creek, Jan. 27, 1837; on Ordnance duty, Oct. 3, 1837, to July 9, 1838;

(First Lieut., Ordnance, July 9, 1838)

as Asst. Ordnance Officer at New York Ordnance Depot, 1838; in command of Little Rock Arsenal, Ark., 1838‑40; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Washington Arsenal, D. C., 1841‑42, 1842‑43, 1844‑45, — and in Ordnance Bureau, Washington, D. C., 1845; in command of Ft. Monroe Arsenal,

(Captain, Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1847)

Va., 1846‑47, — of Washington Arsenal, D. C., 1847‑48, — and of St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., 1848; inspecting muskets at Arsenals, 1848; and as Judge Advocate of the Army, headquarters at Washington, D. C.,

(Bvt. Major, Staff — Judge Advocate of the Army, Mar. 2, 1849)

Mar. 2, 1849, to Sep. 4, 1862.

Resigned, Sep. 4, 1862.

Civil History. — Farmer, Prince George's County, Md., 1862‑84. Member of the Convention to amend the Constitution of the State of Maryland, 1867. Member of the Senate of the State of Maryland, 1868‑69.

Died, June 17, 1884, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 71.

Buried, Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

The Author's Note:

1 Was the grandson of Richard Henry Lee, President of the Continental Congress.

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