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Rooney Lee
RoonieLee
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-5)
Date of Birth: 1837
Date of Death: 1891
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Episcopalian
Occupation: Soldier, politician, planter
Parents: Robert and Mary Lee
Spouse: Charlotte Wickham (d. 1863), Mary Tabb Bolling
Children: Four (only two survived infancy)
Relatives: George Washington Parke Custis (grandfather)
Lee family
Military Branch: United States Army (1857-1859);
Confederate States Army (1861-1865)
Political Party: Democratic Party
Turtledove Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Direct
William Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney" Lee (May 31, 1837 – October 15, 1891), often spelled "Roony" among friends and family, was the second son of Robert and Mary Lee. He was a planter, a Confederate cavalry General in the American Civil War, and later a Congressman from Virginia.

Rooney Lee in The Guns of the SouthEdit

Confederate General Rooney Lee[1] was captured by the Federals during the Second American Revolution, and was released in a prisoner exchange shortly before the end of the war.[2] Four years later, Rooney walked in the retinue of his father's inauguration on March 4, 1868. During the ensuing Richmond Massacre, in which Rooney's mother was among the dead, Rooney survived with a wound to the hand.[3]

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