(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
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.
- ↑ The Guns of the South, pg. 79.
| Political offices|
William E. Cameron
|Governor of Virginia|
| Succeeded by|
Phillip W. McKinney