Fitzhugh Lee
Fitzhugh Lee General.jpg
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-1865)
Date of Birth: 1835
Date of Death: 1905
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Soldier, Politician, Farmer, Diplomat, Author of Non-Fiction
Parents: Sydney Lee, Anne Marie Mason
Relatives: James Murray Mason (uncle)
Lee family
Military Branch: United States Army (1856-1861, 1898-1901);
States Army (1861-1865)
Political Party: Democratic Party
Political Office(s): Governor of Virginia (1886-1890),
Military Governor of Havana and Pinar del Rio (1899)
Fictional Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Nationality: Confederate States
Military Branch: Army of Northern Virginia (Second American Revolution)

Fitzhugh Lee (November 19, 1835 – April 28, 1905), nephew of Robert E. Lee, was a Confederate cavalry general in the American Civil War, Governor of Virginia, diplomat, and United States Army general in the Spanish-American War.

Fitzhugh Lee in The Guns of the South[]

When General Richard S. Ewell learned from Andries Rhoodie that U.S. General Hugh Kilpatrick intended to send raiders south toward Richmond, he dispatched a force under Fitzhugh Lee to Ely's Ford to lay in wait. Lee succeeded in surprising Kilpatrick, inflicting heavy casualties on the U.S. forces near Spotsylvania Court House.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
William E. Cameron
Governor of Virginia
Succeeded by
Phillip W. McKinney