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Robert Edward Lee, around age 38, and his son William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, around age 8, c.1845. Growing up, Robert said of his son "too large to be a man, too small to be a horse."During the American Civil War, William served as a commander of cavalry in his father's army of Northern Virginia. Wounded at Brandy Station he was then captured at his wife's house at Hickory Hill. "Rooney" was eventually exchanged and he would surrender with his father at Appomattox Courthouse in April of 1865. Henry Fitzhugh, Williams Henry, Fitzhugh Lee, American History, American Civil, Civil War, C 1845, Vintage Photo, Robert E Lee
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William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (May 31, 1837 – October 15, 1891), known as Rooney Lee (often spelled "Roony" among friends and family) or W.H.F. Lee, was the second son of General Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Randolph Custis. He was a planter, a Confederate cavalry General in the American Civil War, and later a Congressman from Virginia. Lee was born at Arlington House in Arlington, Virginia. He attended Harvard University, In 1875 Rooney was elected to the Virginia Senate
General Lee He has just arrived in Richmond from Appomattox, where he had signed the surrender terms, and is seated in the basement of his Franklin Street residence between his son, Major-General G. W. C. Lee, and his aide, Colonel Walter Taylor.
Lee to Davis regarding the loss at Gettysburg Mr. President Your note of the 27 enclosing a slip from the Charleston Mercury relative to the battle of Gettysburg is received. I much regret its general censure upon the operations of the army, as it is calculated to do us no good either at home or abroad. But I am prepared for similar criticism & as far as I am concerned the remarks fall harmless.
General Robert E. Lee. Robert E. Lee is no doubt one of the most respected figures to ever walk the stage of human history. He was loved by his soldiers, revered by his peers, respected by his enemies, and even his former slaves and servants cherished the time they were given to be with him. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Robert E. Lee was so respected that President Abraham Lincoln offered him the position of Commander of the Union Forces. Lee’s response was that he would not take sides in