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Ex Confederate Fitzhugh Lee as US Major Gen c. 1898

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Posted 3 years ago

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scottvez
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This tan mount stereoview pictures a portly MG Lee on his horse.

Fitzhugh Lee (nephew of Robert E. Lee) was a West Point graduate and a Confederate Major General of Cavalry during the Civil War.

During the post war years he became governor of Virginia and later the appointed consul general to Havanna in 1896.

At the outbreak of war in 1898, he was appointed a Major General of Volunteers and put in charge of VII Corps. Because the war ended so rapidly, Lee's Corps was not sent to the fight, but Lee was part of the occupation (post 1898).

In 1901, Lee officialy retired from the US Army with the rank of BG.

He must have been proud of his Spanish American War service-- upon his death in 1905, he was buried in his US Army uniform!

Scott

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  1. solver, 3 years ago
    Scott, I love every item you post and the scholarly information you always provide. Every photo and item evokes so much passion to know the story, which is so apparent in your information.

    Your posts are such a wonderful learning experience for me, in a field that has always fascinated me but haven't pursued.

    Respectfully,
    solver
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks solver, I appreciate your comments.

    Keep up your QUALITY research/ investigation on items-- you have quickly become an asset to the site.

    Scott
  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the love, solver.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks timbaran-- when you have time take a look at my Civil War era CDV of General Robert E. Lee.

    Scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks ThriftyGypsy.
  6. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 3 years ago
    Ironic that his horse looks like TRAVELER, the Gen. Lee had in the Civil War
  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    There sure is a resemblance!

    I just looked up Traveller and found some interesting facts: he was first called "Jeff Davis" and he outlived RE Lee.

    Scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks mtg and sanhardin.

    scott

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