Friday, February 1, 2008
Useless fact but interesting
Confederate General Henry Wise was a goveneur of Virginia and served under Robert E. Lee during the infamous Cheat Mountain campaign of 1861. The result of the campaign was the loss of Western Virginia to the Federals and the area would become the state of West Virginia in 1863. But Lee and Wise had another connection that I did not know about. Wise had a brother-in-law who defeated Lee at Gettysburg.......his name......George G. Meade!