CDV OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL FITZHUGH LEE

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Carte de visite photograph of Fitz Lee in uniform. Chest up view wearing double-breasted frock with collar insignia visible; very long beard overall. Image is clear with very good contrast. Mount remains clean and in good condition. Pencil identification on back. Photographer's backmark, E. & H.T. Anthony, New York.

Fitzhugh Lee (November 19, 1835 – April 28, 1905) was a Confederate cavalry general in the Civil War, the 40th Governor of Virginia, diplomat, and United States Army general in the Spanish–American War. He was the son of Sydney Smith Lee, and the nephew of General Robert E. Lee.

Lee graduated from West Point in 1856 and served as a cavalry officer in Texas. At the start of the Civil War he resigned his commission and organized 1st Virginia Cavalry as Lieutenant Colonel. In July 1862, he was promoted Brigadier General and fought in Peninsula campaign. He commanded cavalry at Sharpsburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania and was promoted Major General in September, 1863. In September 1864, at the Third Battle of Winchester, he was wounded and was out of action for the remainder of the war.

After the war, he was one of four ex-Confederate general officers who were made major generals of United States Volunteers. Fitzhugh Lee commanded the 7th Army Corps, but took no part in the actual operations in Cuba. He was military governor of Havana and Pinar del Río in 1899, subsequently commanded the Department of the Missouri, and retired in 1901 as a brigadier general, U.S. Army.

Fitz Lee died in Washington, D.C., and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.  [jet] [ph:L]

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