Robert E. Lee, speaks at monument dedication in 1914

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Brev. Brig. Gen'l
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Sadly he would live only a few months after this. Enlisted as a private and worked up through the ranks. When he could have gotten help from his dad. That takes a lot of class.

Robert E. Lee, Jr. worked his way up to captain during the war, the colonelcy appears to be a post-war honorary award by the state of Virginia or maybe the UCV or UDC.
 
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Robert E. Lee, Jr. worked his way up to captain during the war, the colonelcy appears to be a post-war honorary award by the state of Virginia or maybe the UCV or UDC.

Yes, he was only a Captain during the war. He was first a private in the Rockbridge Artillery, then right up to Captain on the staff of his brother G.W.C. Lee after Antietam. I assume the latter had something to do with that promotion.
 

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Robert E. Lee, Jr. worked his way up to captain during the war, the colonelcy appears to be a post-war honorary award by the state of Virginia or maybe the UCV or UDC.
Thanks, I did know he was only a captain in the Rockbridge and after the war there seemed to be more "Colonels" than had ever been in the army. But I did not know UDC and UVC had honorary awards.
 
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