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W. R. Lee

W. R. Lee

Federal (USV)


William Raymond Lee

(1807 - 1891)

Home State: Massachusetts

Education: USMA (1825-?)

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

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.

On the 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.


8/15/1807 in MA


12/26/1891; burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Mass