Lee, Fitzhugh

CSA Virginia cavalry commander, nephew of R. E. Lee, US Major General in Spanish-American War

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(1835-1905) Grandson of "Light-Horse Harry Lee", nephew of Robert E. Lee. CSA cavalry commander in No Va, Peninsula, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania, etc. Lee led the last charge of the Confederates on April 9 at Farmville, Virginia. After the war, Lee devoted himself to farming and in efforts to reconcile South and North. He was Virginia governor 1886-90. In April 1896, he was appointed consul-general at Havana by President Cleveland. In this post (he was retained by President McKinley until 1898) he dealt with the destruction of the USS Maine. Upon the declaration of war with Spain, he re-entered the army, one of four ex-Confederate general officers made major generals of US Volunteers (the others being Matthew C. Butler, Thomas L. Rosser, and Joseph Wheeler. Lee commanded the 7th Army but took no part in the actual operations in Cuba. He was military governor of Havana and Pinar del Rio in 1899, subsequently commanded the Department of the Missouri, and retired in 1901 as a brigadier general, U.S. Army. Signed 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 card

Condition: Very good, light overall toning, small ink blot top right
Type:Signed Card






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