Wilson Lee

Wilson Lee (abt. 1832 - 1870)

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Wilson Lee
Born about in Lee Plantation, Virginia, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Yazoo, Mississippi, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 May 2017
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Categories: African Americans in the American Civil War | 3rd Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry, United States Civil War.

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Wilson Lee served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: Oct 18, 1863
Mustered out: Jan 26, 1866
Side: USA
Regiment(s): 3rd Regiment Colored Cavalry

His mother was Rose, a slave. His father was Henry Lee, the brother of Confederate General Robert E. Lee

His enlistment paper says he was born in Yazoo Mississippi but this is an error. Family tradition says he was sold away from the Lee Plantation about 1850 to the King plantation in Yazoo.

Slavery in Yazoo

Wilson Lee in the U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 Name: Wilson Lee Rank at enlistment: Private State Served: U.S. Colored Troops Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, U.S. Colored Troops 3rd Cavalry Regiment. Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records Source Information Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009

Private Lee is the nephew of General Robert E. Lee. He served in the 3rd Regiment, Company B, Colored Calvary, in the Civil War.

Spouse: Letha Lee Whitfield (1825 - ____)

Children: Virgin Mary Elizabeth Lee Woods (1868 - 1942)*

Organized from 1st Mississippi Cavalry (African Descent) March 11, 1864.

Attached to 1st Brigade, United States Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, Miss., Dept. of the Tennessee, to April, 1864.

Winslow's Cavalry Brigade, District of Vicksburg, to December, 1864.

3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, to January, 1865.

Unattached Cavalry, District of West Tennessee to June, 1865. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, to January, 1866.


Duty at Vicksburg, Miss., and in that District till December, 1864.

Action at Roach's Plantation, Miss., March 30.

Columbus, Ky., April 11 and 13 (Detachment).

Expedition from Haines' Bluff up Yazoo River April 19-28.

Near Mechanicsburg April 20.

Expedition from Vicksburg to Yazoo City May 4-21. Benton May 7 and 9. Yazoo City May 13.

Near Vicksburg June 4.

Expedition from Vicksburg to Pearl River July 2-10. Jackson July 7. Utica July 13. Grand Gulf July 16.

Bayou Tensas, La., August 26. Expedition from Goodrich Landing to Bayou Macon August 28-31.

Expedition from Vicksburg to Deer Creek September 21-26. Near Rolling Fork September 22-23. Expedition from Vicksburg to Rodney and Fayette September 29-October 3.

Expedition from Natchez to Woodville October 4-11. Fort Adams October 5. Woodville October 5-6. Operations in Issaqueena and Washington counties October 21-31. Steele's Bayou October 23.

Expedition from Vicksburg to Gaines' Landing, Ark., and Bayou Macon, La., November 6-8. Rolling Fork November 11. Expedition from Vicksburg to Yazoo City November 23-December 4. Big Black River Bridge November 27.

Moved to Memphis, Tenn. Grierson's Expedition from Memphis, Tenn., to destroy Mobile & Ohio Railroad December 21, 1864-January 5, 1865. Franklin Creek December 21- 22, 1864. Okolona December 27. Egypt Station December 28. Franklin January 2, 1865.

Moved to Memphis from Vicksburg, Miss., January 5-10. Duty there and in District of West Tennessee till April. Expedition from Memphis to Brownsville, Miss., April 23-26. Moved to Vicksburg April 29-May 1 and operating about Natchez for the capture of Jeff Davis May.

Operations about Fort Adams May 3-6. Duty in District of West Tennessee and Dept. of Mississippi till January, 1866. Mustered out January 26, 1866.

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