William Henry Fitzhugh Lee
Original Author: Unknown
Created: Mid-nineteenth century
Medium: Hand-colored ambrotype

William Henry Fitzhugh Lee

This hand-colored ambrotype encased in a gold locket depicts William Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney" Lee, the second son of Robert E. Lee and Mary Randolph Custis Lee, in the uniform of a U.S. Army officer. Rooney Lee served as a second lieutenant from 1857 until 1859 before joining the Confederate cavalry during the Civil War and rising to the rank of general.