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Lee, Stephen Dill
September 22, 1833–May 28, 1908
DeWitt Boyd Stone, Jr.
Soldier, received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, member of General P. G. T. Beauregard’s staff, elected to the Mississippi Senate, additional promotions for his leadership and artillery skills during the Peninsular campaign, the Seven Days’ campaign, Second Manassas, and Sharpsburg, became a major, became the first president of the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College (later Mississippi State University), refused an offer to become president of Clemson College in his home state of South Carolina, served for ten years as president of the Mississippi Historical Society, helped to organize the Vicksburg National Military Park Association and served as its first president
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September 30, 2023
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