"at sixteen years of age entered the Virginia Military Institute. While there, he was given an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., to enter June, 1861. In the mean time, Virginia having seceded, he left the V.M.I., in April, for Richmond with the corps cadets to drill troops at the Fair Grounds, was then sent to Manassas as drill master in Whitings Brigade. After that battle, he was commissioned as midshipman in C.S. Navy, and ordered to Norfolk, Va. Served in the navy until the naval brigade was captured at Sailor's Creek, when he escaped during the confusion and joined the cavalry and was assigned to his brother Fitzhugh's staff with the rank of Captain, where he served until the surrender at Appomattox."1 Daniel
was born at Alexandria, Va., on 14 July 1843. He was the son of Sydney Smith Lee
and Anna Maria Mason
. He married Ann Eliza Ficklin
on 14 October 1874. Daniel died on 17 December 1916 at Stafford Co., Va., at age 73. His body was interred after 17 December 1916 at Fredericksburg, Va., at Confederate Cemetery. Buried in the Ficklin Lot..