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Confederate (CSV)


Monroe Lee

(1842 - 1934)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 22nd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old worker on his father's farm in Paulding County, he enlisted as Private, Company C, 22nd Georgia Infantry near Petersburg, VA on 10 May 1862. He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA in June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was stunned by a shell in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was absent, sick in September - October 1863 and afterward detailed for hospital duty in Lynchburg, VA. He was working in a hospital in Richmond, VA by April 1864. He was assigned as an ambulance driver to the Quartermaster's Department from August to the end of October 1864. He was surrendered with his Company at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

By 1900 he was a farmer living in Rockmart, Polk County, GA. He died of nephritis - Bright's, kidney disease - at age 92 in 1934.

References & notes

His service from Henderson's Roster,1 and his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives, online via fold3. Personal details from his 1910 pension application, online from the Georgia Archives, the US Census of 1860-1930, and family genealogists, at least one of whom has him as Perry Monroe Lee. His gravesite is on Findagrave. The pointer to Lee and further details thanks to Barry Truluck from his research in a casualty list in the Richmond Enquirer of 17 October 1862 and the CSR.

He married Mary Elizabeth Roberts (1847-1924) in January 1867 and they had 9 children; he named his oldest son Robert E. Lee (1870-1948).


10/02/1842; Paulding County, GA


10/14/1934; Rockmart, GA; burial in Old High Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery, Paulding County, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. II, pg. 954  [AotW citation 26089]