Robert Edward Lee, Jr"Rob"
(1843 - 1916)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: none
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Rockbridge (VA) Artillery
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Lees' youngest son and the sixth child. He entered the University of Virginia in the fall of 1860, and enlisted in the Rockbridge Artillery in 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Serving a gun as an artilleryman attached to SD Lee' battalion, he later wrote
"as we were ordered to cease firing from the last position we took, and the breathless cannoneers were leaning on their guns, General Lee and staff galloped up, and from this point of vantage scanned the movements of the enemy and of our forces. The general reined in 'Traveller' close by my gun, not fifteen feet from me."
The remainder of the War:
He was later appointed a Captain and served as aide to his oldest brother G. W. Custis Lee, largely on President Davis' staff in Richmond.
After the War:
In 1904 he published Recollections of General Robert E. Lee by His Capt. Robert E. Lee, Jr., (New York: Doubleday) - a significant reference on General Lee.
|Birth State: VA |
College: U of Va
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