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Cdv of General Albert Lee. Excellent view of this scarce Kansas general.
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Lee, Albert L., brigadier-general, was born in Fulton, N.
Y., Jan. I6, 1834. He was graduated at Union college in 1853,
studied law, removed to Kansas and became judge of the state
supreme court there in I86I. He resigned this office to become
major of the 7th Kan. cavalry, became its colonel, May I7, 1862,
and in Jan. 1863, was given a commission as brigadier-general
of volunteers to date from Nov. 29, 1862.
He commanded the 2nd
cavalry brigade at the battle of Corinth and afterwards in
Grant's central Mississippi campaign, and acted as chief of
staff to Gen. John A. McClernand in the operations about
Vicksburg and in the battles of Champion's hill and Big Black
river, May 16 and 17, 1863.
On May 19 he commanded the Ist
brigade, 9th division, 13th army corps in the assault on
Vicksburg, and was severely wounded by gunshot in the face and
head. Rejoining his brigade for duty, July 26, 1863, he was
ordered to New Orleans and saw service as chief of cavalry,
Department of the Gulf, on the staff of Gen. Banks, in western
Louisiana. He commanded the cavalry division in the Red river
expedition of 1864, commanded an infantry brigade in the
expedition up the White river, in July of that year, and in
August was assigned to command the cavalry division headquarters
at Baton Rouge, La. He was ordered to New Orleans in Jan.,
1865, and was on duty until May 4, when he resigned his
commission and was mustered out of the service.
After the war
Gen. Lee spent much of his time for a number of years in Europe,
and was engaged in business in New York.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 8