Lee, Edwin Gray

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Edwin Gray Lee
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Born: May 27, 1836

Birthplace: Shepherdstown, Virginia (Now West Virginia)

Genealogy: His grandfather was Edmund Jennings Lee, Sr. a brother of “Light Horse Harry” Lee.

Father: Edmund Jennings Lee II 1797 – 1877
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Shepherdstown, West Virginia)​

Mother: Henrietta Bedinger 1810 – 1898
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Shepherdstown, West Virginia)​

Wife: Susan Pendleton 1833 – 1911 (Married: 11 – 16 – 1856)

Children: None

Education:

1852: Graduated from College of William and Mary​
1859: Received law degree from Washington College​

Occupation:

1859 – 1861: Attorney in Lexington, Virginia​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Aide to Thomas Jonathan Jackson​
1861: Aide during the First Battle of Manassas, Virginia​
1862: Aide during the Shenandoah Valley Campaign​
1862: Captured during the Battle of Antietam​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863 – 1864: Colonel and Staff Officer to Robert Ransom Jr.​
1864: Brigadier General of Confederate States Cavalry​
1864: Served with the Cavalry in the Shenandoah Valley​
1864: Ran the blockade to Canada with his wife​
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Occupation after War:

1864 – 1866: Lived in Montreal, Canada​
1866 – 1870: Lived in Lexington, Virginia​

Died: August 24, 1870

Place of Death: Yellow Sulphur Springs, Virginia

Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Age at time of Death: 34 years old

Burial Place: Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, VA
 
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He was right there at the beginning when Harper's Ferry was taken, I think, being from that general neighborhood. And he must also have lived close to Henry Kidd Douglass who worked with Jackson too. Those first few weeks of the war in that area leading up to First Manassas are interesting; so much of their success hinged on those efforts.
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