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Jeff Smith
Re: Eagle
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:59pm

Hi, Greg.
Fitzhugh Lee is the name given to the eagle, named after the Civil War General of the same name.

In 1896, as consul general in Havana, Lee hoped for a U.S. intervention in Cuba to help the rebels desiring independence, even though President McKinley wanted the Spanish government to come to a settlement without recourse to U.S. troops. A few hours after the President ordered the U.S.S. Maine to Havana Harbor, Lee telegraphed his advice not to send such a ship. Following the explosion on the Maine, Lee returned to Washington. On May 5, 1898 he was made a major general in the army and put in command of the Seventh Army Corps. Although the unit trained thoroughly in Jacksonville, Florida, it never saw combat.

  • EagleGreg, Mon Aug 10 8:35pm
    What does "Fitzhugh Lee" under the eagle picture signify?
    • Re: Eagle — Jeff Smith, Mon Aug 10 9:59pm
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