William H F Lee

William H F Lee

Civil War (Confederate) · Confederate Army · Major General

General Robert E. Lee's son, William Lee was an officer in the Confederate army and later a congressman.

Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)
State

Virginia

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Branch

Confederate Army

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Unit

Ninth Cavalry (Johnson's Regiment)

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Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Service Start Date

1861

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Service End Date

1865

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Rank

Major General

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Served For

United States of America

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Other Service
Conflict Period

Other Service

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Branch

Army

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Unit

Sixth Regiment, US Infantry

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Service End Date

1859

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Service Start Date

1857

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Rank

Second Lieutenant

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about William H F Lee

Battle of Brandy Station

  • Culpeper County, Virginia

William “Rooney” Lee, son of the famous Robert E. Lee, served in the US Army for two years before leaving to work his plantation. With the coming of the Civil War, Rooney joined the Confederate cavalry, working his way up through multiple promotions over the course of the war. He took part in many battles, including the Seven Days’ Battles and the Second Manassas and Maryland Campaigns. At the Battle of Brandy Station on 9 June 1863, the largest cavalry battle of the war, Rooney and his men took up a position near a low stone wall and put up a strong defense. However, during the battle Rooney was wounded in the thigh, and while he was away recovering he was taken prisoner of war until February 1864.

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