Gen Robert Edward Lee (19.1.1807|12.10.1870) USMA 1829 2/45. Married Mary Ann Randolph Custis, great grand–daughter of Martha Washington, 30.6.1831. Mexican-American War, fought with Maj-Gen Winfield Scott. Superintendent USMA, 1855/1857. 2nd U.S. Cavalry, Lt. Colonel, 1857/1861. Led U.S. Marine detachment against John Brown at Harper's Ferry, 1859. Resigned Col U.S. Army 20.4.1861.