Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, New York. Accredited
to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Citation: Served as seaman
on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg,
France, 19 June 1864. Acting as sponger of the No. 1 gun during this bitter
engagement, Lee exhibited marked coolness and good conduct and was highly
recommended for his gallantry under fire by the divisional officer.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)