William Henry Fitzhugh Lee"Rooney"
(1837 - 1891)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 9th Virginia Cavalry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was commissioned into the US Army in 1857, and resigned 1859, becoming a planter. In 1861 he was a Capt. in cavalry, made Major, and served in Western Virginia. He was LCol. and, in April 1862, Colonel of the 9th Virginia Cavalry Regiment on Virginia operations.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He commanded the 9th VA Cavalry Regiment in BGen. Fitz Lee's Brigade of the Cavalry Division.
The remainder of the War:
After the battle he was appointed BGen and commanded the 3rd Cavalry Brigade at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Brandy Station (wounded). He was captured while recuperating, and released in March 1864. In April 1864 he was promoted to MGen. commanding W H F Lees' Cavalry Division at Petersburg, and was second in command of Cavalry at Appomattox.
After the War:
He was a farmer politician and US congressman.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Notes: He was the second son of Gen. Robert E Lee and was the youngest MGen. in Confederate service.
Burial Place: Lee Chapel Museum, Lexington, Virginia
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