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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Fitzhugh Lee

This 1908 marble bust of Fitzhugh Lee by Gaetano Trentanove stands in the Virginia Capitol in Richmond, Virginia.

Fitzhugh Lee
1835 - 1905
Major General of Cavalry, C.S.A
Governor of Virginia
Consul General at Havana
Major General of U.S. Vols.
Brigadier General U.S.A.
G. Trentanove, Sculptor
Purchased by the Commonwealth

This Civil War time Carte-de-visite by E. & H.T. Anthoney shows Major General Fitzhugh Lee of the 1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment.

This photo from the 1870s shows Lee still wearing his long beard.

This engraving by M.F. Tobin shows Lee as U.S.  Consul to Havana at the outbreak of the Spanish American War. .

In this 1898 engraving, Major General Fitzhugh Lee, USA appears in United States Army uniform during the Spanish American War, matching the uniform in Trentanove's 1908 sculpture.


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