Private Samuel Lee, CSA - KIA

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Private Samuel Lee, (ÇSA)/KIA

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Death: September 22, 1863 (23) (Killed in the Civil War)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Calhoun Lee and Elizabeth Catherine Newell
Brother of Thomas Newell Lee, CSA; George Washington Lee, (CSA); Rebecca 'Becky' Catherine Lupton Crisman and Private John Barnett "Barney" Lee, CSA

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About Private Samuel Lee, CSA - KIA

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/197849880/samuel-r-lee

Samuel was born on the Lee family farm, Wheatfield, Va. When still a teenager, he entered Roanoke College, listed as in the Prep. Dept. 1860. In college he was 2nd Lt., 2nd Bn. Virginia Junior Reserves Co. F. , from Shenandoah County. The school had him set to graduate with the class of 1863.

It would appear that so many of his fellows, he did not want to miss out on the fighting, He left (or as it says in the Lee family records "he ran away from Roanoke College to join the Confederate Army".

He enlisted 6-1-1861 in the 10th Va Inf as a Pvt Co A at Harper's Ferry (Frequently absent during term of enlistment). According to "11th Va Cavalry (Armstrong)" he had prior service as a Pvt Co. E ,10th VA Cavalry), then enlisted in the 11th (Hess' Cavalry) at Swift Run Gap 4-21-1862. He was killed in action at the Battle of Jack's Shop, now present Rochelle, Madison County, Virginia. He was not buried Rochelle. Most likely, his family recovered his body and buried him in the Lee Cemetery at Wheatfield. A memorial stone was made for him and placed it close to his mother and father. Note that the Bedford County Roster, CSA, has him listed as Samuel K Lee Pvt. Co. K 26th Va. Inf, KIA.

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