Fitzhugh Lee
Fitzhugh Lee General
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);
Confederate 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)
Turtledove 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 SouthEdit

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]

See alsoEdit


  1. The Guns of the South, pg. 79.
Political offices
Preceded by
William E. Cameron
Governor of Virginia
Succeeded by
Phillip W. McKinney