Fitzhugh Lee

Fitzhugh Lee

Civil War (Confederate) · Confederate Army · Brigadier General
Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)
Branch

Confederate Army

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Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Rank

Brigadier General

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about Fitzhugh Lee

    1st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry OVERVIEW:1st Cavalry Regiment completed its organization at Winchester, Virginia, in July, 1861. Unlike most regiments, the 1st contained twelve companies. The men were from the counties of Frederick, Berkeley, Rockbridge, Clarke, Washington, Augusta, Jefferson, Amelia, Loudoun, Rockingham, and Gloucester. After taking part in the Battle of First Manassas, the unit was brigaded under Generals J.E.B. Stuart, F. Lee, Wickham, and Munford. It participated in more than 200 engagements of various types including the Seven Days' Battles and Stuart's ride around McClellan. The regiment was active in the conflicts at Gainesville, Second ManassasSharpsburgFredericksburgKelly's FordChancellorsvilleBrandy StationGettysburgBristoe StationThe Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, SpotsylvaniaBethesda Church, and Cold Harbor. Later it was involved in Early's operations in the Shenandoah Valley, the defense of Petersburg, and the Appomattox Campaign. In April, 1862, it totalled 437 men, lost eight percent of the 310 engaged at Gettysburg, and had 318 fit for duty in September, 1864. The cavalry cut through the Federal lines at Appomattox and later disbanded. Only 1 man from this unit were present at the surrender. The field officers were Colonels R. Welby Carter, James H. Drake, William E. Jones, Fitzhugh Lee, William A. Morgan, and James E.B. Stuart; Lieutenant Colonels L. Tiernan Brien and Charles R. Irving; and Major Robert Swan.

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