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W. R. Lee
W. R. Lee

Federal (USV)


William Raymond Lee

(1807 - 1891)
Home State: Massachusetts
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 20th Massachusetts Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Enrolled at West Point in 1825 with another Lee, Robert E., a distant relative. He did not graduate. He was a Mexican War veteran. He led the famous "Harvard Regiment" (20th Mass.) through the early War in the East, notably on the Penninsula at Fair Oaks.

In the Antietam Campaign:
In command of the 20th Massachusetts, he was heavily engaged in the brutal fighting in the West Woods.

More on the Web:
Harvard Regiment (20th Mass) site.

Birth Date: 8/15/1807    Birth State: MA    
College: USMA (1825-?)    
Death Date: 12/26/1891    Burial Place: Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Mass

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