Major Gen. George Washington Custis Lee (CSA)

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George Washington Custis Lee

Also Known As: "Boo"
Birthplace: Arlington Plant., Alexandria, Fairfax, VA.
Death: Died in Probably "Ravenworth", Fairfax, VA
Place of Burial: Wash. & Lee Univ, Lexington, , VA.
Immediate Family:

Son of General Robert E. Lee (CSA) and Mary Ann Randolph Lee (Custis)
Husband of Lavinia T Lee
Father of Thomas A Lee and Lyla G Lee
Brother of John Isaac Lee; Mary Custis Lee; Maj. General W. H. F. "Rooney" Lee (CSA); Anne Carter Lee; Nancy C Lee and 3 others
Half brother of Edward Cano Lee; Owen Scott Lee and Frances Elizabeth Lee

Occupation: Major General to aide de camp to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Civil War Confederate Major General
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About Major Gen. George Washington Custis Lee (CSA)

Served as Major General in the Conderate Army and aide-de-camp to President Jefferson Davis

George Washington Custis Lee (September 16, 1832 – February 18, 1913), also known as Custis Lee, was the eldest son of Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Custis Lee. He served as a Confederate general in the American Civil War, primarily as an aide-de-camp to President Jefferson Davis, finally got a field commission at the end of the war, was defeated in his first battle and was captured. The uniform he surrendered in can be seen in the Confederate Museum in Appomattox Va. . He donated it while alive in the late 1800 as the uniform General Lee surrendered in, which it is. His uniform. The uniform he surrendered in. Remember he is a "LEE" and never considered anyone would put two and two together. His father General Robert E. Lee surrendered in a uniform buttoned to the neck with his typical three stars at the collar on each side. After the War he succeeded his father as president of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

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  • 'George Washington Custis Lee1
  • 'M, #321615, b. 1832, d. 1913
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  • ' George Washington Custis Lee was born in 1832.1 He was the son of General Robert Edward Lee and Mary Anna Randolph Custis.1 He died in 1913, unmarried.1
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Major Gen. George Washington Custis Lee (CSA)'s Timeline

September 16, 1832
Arlington Plant., Alexandria, Fairfax, VA.
Age 23
Virginia, United States
April 12, 1861
- April 9, 1865
Age 28

The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war in the United States of America. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the U.S. and formed the Confederate States of America (the Confederacy). Led by Jefferson Davis, they fought against the U.S. federal government (the Union), which was supported by all the free states and the five border slave states in the north.

In the presidential election of 1860, the Republican Party, led by Abraham Lincoln, had campaigned against the expansion of slavery beyond the states in which it already existed. The Republican victory in that election resulted in seven Southern states declaring their secession from the Union even before Lincoln took office on March 4, 1861. Both the outgoing and incoming U.S. administrations rejected secession, considering it rebellion.

Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a U.S. military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Lincoln responded by calling for a volunteer army from each state, leading to declarations of secession by four more Southern slave states. Both sides raised armies as the Union assumed control of the border states early in the war and established a naval blockade. In September 1862, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation made ending slavery in the South a war goal, and dissuaded the British from intervening. Confederate commander Robert E. Lee won battles in the east, but in 1863 his northward advance was turned back at Gettysburg and, in the west, the Union gained control of the Mississippi River at the Battle of Vicksburg, thereby splitting the Confederacy. Long-term Union advantages in men and material were realized in 1864 when Ulysses S. Grant fought battles of attrition against Lee, while Union general William Sherman captured Atlanta, Georgia, and marched to the sea. Confederate resistance collapsed after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.

The American Civil War was the deadliest war in American history, causing 620,000 soldier deaths and an undetermined number of civilian casualties. Its legacy includes ending slavery in the United States, restoring the Union, and strengthening the role of the federal government. The social, political, economic and racial issues of the war decisively shaped the reconstruction era that lasted to 1877, and brought changes that helped make the country a united superpower.

April 1874
Age 41
Virginia, United States
February 18, 1913
Age 80
Probably "Ravenworth", Fairfax, VA
Wash. & Lee Univ, Lexington, , VA.