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Mildred Lee
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Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-65)
Date of Birth: 1846
Date of Death: 1905
Cause of Death: Stroke
Religion: Episcopalian
Occupation: Nurse
Parents: Robert E. Lee
Mary Anna Custis Lee
Spouse: None
Children: None
Relatives: George Washington Parke Custis (grandfather)
Lee family
Fictional Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Confederate States

Mildred Childe Lee (February 10, 1846 – March 27, 1905) was an American society hostess and the youngest child of Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Custis Lee. She was the last member of the Lee family to be born at Arlington Plantation and had a privileged upbringing typical of members of the planter class, attending boarding schools in Winchester, Virginia and Raleigh, North Carolina. A favorite of her father's, she was doted upon and given the nickname "Precious Life", often being referred to by this nickname in family letters. During the American Civil War, she sewed clothing for soldiers of the Confederate States Army and volunteered as a nurse in Confederate hospitals. Lee never married or had children, instead devoting her time to caring for her parents in their later years. After her father's death, she assisted her brother, George Washington Custis Lee, as a hostess while he served as president of Washington College.

Mildred Lee in The Guns of the South[]

Mildred Lee greeted her father, General Robert E. Lee, when he visited the family's Richmond home in 1864. She told him about the latest antics of her pet squirrel Custis Morgan.

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