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W. H. F. Lee

W. H. F. Lee

Confederate (CSA)


William Henry Fitzhugh Lee


(1837 - 1891)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 9th Virginia Cavalry

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

He commanded the 9th VA Cavalry Regiment in Brigadier General Fitz Lee's Brigade of the Cavalry Division.

The rest of the War

After the battle he was appointed Brigadier General 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 Major General 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 & notes

Notes: He was the second son of Gen. Robert E Lee and was the youngest MGen. in Confederate service.




1891; burial in Lee Chapel Museum, Lexington, Virginia