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Label
1863 July 17
Inclusive dates
1863 July 17
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dispatch, dated 17 July 1863, written by Sydney Smith Lee (1802-1869) to Major Francis J. Boggs (1821-1894), concerning Union naval movements near Turkey Island in Charles City County, Virginia
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Biographical or historical data
Sydney Smith Lee was born 2 September 1802 in Camden, New Jersey, to Henry Lee (1756-1818) and Anne Hill Carter Lee (1773-1829). He attended the Naval Academy and graduated in 1820. That same year he was appointed a midshipman. In 1828, Lee was promoted to lieutenant, and in 1850 to commander. Lee resigned his commission 28 April 1861 and entered the Confederate Navy. He was appointed a commander 11 June 1861 and promoted to captain 23 October 1862, to rank from 8 February 1862. Lee served in the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography in 1861-1862; commanded the Gosport Navy Yard in 1862; commanded at Drewry's Bluff from 1862 to 1864; and served as chief of the Bureau of Orders and Detail from 1864 to 1865. Lee was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina, 28 April 1865. Lee married Anna Maria Mason (1811-1898) 8 February 1834 and they had seven children, including Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905). Lee died in Arlington, Virginia, 22 July 1869.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Dispatch
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Howard, Dorsey A.
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000492406
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaf.

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