• The Lees of Virginia
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  • The Lees of Virginia
  • The Lees of Virginia

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Commonwealth of Virginia

            Governor’s Office

                        Richmond, VA., Jan. 11th 1887

Fitzhugh Lee


Gen. Fitzhugh Lee graduated from West Point in 1856. He acted as adjutant in the celebrated expedition against the Comanches.


among the best 12 cavalry officers in U.S.

Confederate Maj. Gen.

Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 4, M2009.437

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 May 26

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