Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Lee, Albert Lindley, jurist, soldier and banker, was born at Fulton, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1834, a son of Moses and Ann (Case) Lee and a descendant of William Lee, who settled on Long Island in 1681. He was educated at Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., where he graduated in 1853. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in New York city until 1858, when he came to Kansas and was one of the founders of the Elwood Free Press. In 1859 he was elected district judge of the Second district, composed of Atchison, Brown, Marshall, Doniphan and Nemaha counties. At the outbreak of the Civil war he entered the Union service as major of the Seventh Kansas cavalry, of which he subsequently became colonel. In May, 1862, his regiment was ordered to Mississippi. He commanded the Second cavalry brigade at the battle of Corinth and afterwards took part in the Mississippi campaign. In Jan., 1863, he was appointed brigadier-general, his commission dating from Nov. 29, 1862. During the operations around Vicksburg he acted as chief of staff under Gen. McClernand. While in command of a brigade at the assault on Vicksburg he was severely wounded in the head. Upon his recovery he was placed in command of the cavalry divison of the Thirteenth army corps, which was ordered to New Orleans. There he was appointed chief of cavalry, Department of the Gulf, and was in command of the cavalry during the Red river campaign in 1864. He took part in the White river, Ark., expedition, after which he was placed in command of the cavalry division, with headquarters at Baton Rouge. In Jan., 1865, he was ordered to New Orleans but resigned in May. He was editor of a newspaper in New Orleans for a time, then engaged in business in New York city and became a banker. He was a Republican in politics, a member of the Loyal Legion and Union League Club. He died in New York city Dec. 31, 1907.

Page 213 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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