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  Columbia Encyclopedia- Lee Robert Edward StudyBuddy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Lee was superintendent at West Point from 1852 to 1855, when he was made lieutenant colonel of the 2d Cavalry and sent to W Texas.
Lee's plan to prevent reinforcements from reaching Gen. George B. McClellan, whose army was threatening Richmond, was brilliantly executed by T. (Stonewall) Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley.
Many historians consider Robert E. Lee the greatest general of the Civil War, and it is generally agreed that his military genius, hampered though it was by lack of men and materiel, was a principal factor in keeping the Confederacy alive.
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 Light-Horse Harry Lee
Henry Lee III, Light-Horse Harry Lee, was born on January 29, 1756 at Leesylvania in Prince William County, VA. He was the eldest son of Henry Lee II (1729-87) and Lucy Grymes Lee (1734-92).
Harry's father owned many horses and saw that his son became familiar with their care and use.
Lee's success as a military man lay in his knowledge of horses, of men and of tactics learned from the British.
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 Leesylvania Elementary
Horses were a big part of life on the estate and Harry's ability to handle a horse was apparent at an early age.
Harry began preparing himself, at age 14, for a career in the military by putting himself on a training regime that made him one of the greatest cavalry officers in American history.
Harry left Leesylvania in August 1776, was granted a commission as a captain, and given command of the Fifth Troop in General George Washington's Army.
www.pwcs.edu /Leesylvania/history.htm   (460 words)

 ROBERT EDWARD LEE- Original Member of the Aztec Club of 1847
Lee was on Reconnaissance through the Pedregal, August 18-19, 1847; engaged in the Battle of Contreras, August 19-20, 1847; on Reconnaissance of Coyoacan, August 20, 1847; in the Battle of Churubusco, August 20, 1847.
Lee was breveted to Lieutenant Colonel, August 20, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct at the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco.
Lee was next engaged in the Battle of Molino del Rey, September 8, 1847; on Reconnaissance of the approaches to the City of Mexico, September 9-13, 1847; at the Storming of Chapultepec, September 13, 1847, where he was wounded; and engaged in the Assault and Capture of Mexico City, September 13-14, 1847.
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 1821 Letter re: Light-Horse Harry Lee
Lee need not have been in Va. to have been pronounced excellent — there is no circle — none on earth — of which she would not be an ornament.
Lee, then Miss Carter, were living together during the Gen.'s suit to Miss Farley[8] as desperately as was Gen. Lee in love with Miss F—— was Miss Carter with Gen. Lee & at the same time compelled to witness his devotion to another object.
Lee at the time of his marriage with her was a widdower {sic}.
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 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Biographies: Robert E. Lee
Lee was intrusted with the vital duties of mapping out the terrain ahead, dividing the line of advance for the U.S. troops, and in one case leading troops into battle.
Colonel Lee, and a young aide Lt. JEB Stuart, and a detachment of U.S. marines, were rushed by train to Harper's Ferry where they were able to capture radical abolitionist John Brown and his followers.
Lee and his most trusted lieutenant, Gen. Stonewall Jackson, divided their forces and through a forced march around General Hooker fell on his exposed flank, rolling it up, and defeating the union forces yet again.
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 General Robert E. Lee - Hero of the Southern Confederacy
Lee was serving with General Wool at the beginning of the Mexican War, but was reassigned to General Winfield Scott’s staff at his special request.
Lee was in Washington in October of 1859 when John Brown seized the engine house at the Federal Arsenal at Harper’s Ferry.
Lee became an instant hero to the people of the South as a result and his soldiers began to develop an almost mystical belief in him as their leader.
www.swcivilwar.com /lee.html   (1235 words)

 Lee Address
Harry Lee was on the committee that approved the final draft of the United States Constitution; two great uncles, Richard and Francis Lee were signers of the Declaration of Independence.
In January of 47, Lee was in charge of the placement of batteries that soon had the city of Vera Cruz under bombardment and within a week General Winfield Scott led the way as troops marched victoriously into the city along a route scouted by Lee.
Lee went on to state that he believed the maintenance of the original Constitution was essential to "the continuance of a free government" and that concentration of too much power in a central government would result in a nation that would be "aggressive abroad and despotic at home".
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 Light-Horse Harry Lee - Part 2
Both parts are heavily indebted to Charles Royster's Light Horse Harry Lee, and to a lesser extent to Noel B. Gerson's Light Horse Harry Lee, and Paul C. Nagel's The Lees of Virginia.
This sketch is even more so because it grants Lee his good intentions and accepts the premise that Henry Lee III missed his chance for true greatness, failing his family in the process, in part through his own overwhelming early success which confirmed him in the conceit which was his undoing.
During the period of their marriage, Lee was often away from his first wife, Matilda, and their family as he pursued his dreams of wealth and power and his view of the new nation.
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 NIAHD Journals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Harry Lee was clearly in love with his first wife, which indicates that Matilda probably had the moral upper hand that courting-age women had over their future husbands in the 18th century.
Her job was to instill virtue in Harry Lee and drive him to be a dedicated member of the Republic and subordinate his individual interests to that of the state.
In conclusion, Harry Lee was a success in that he had all the right intentions for his country and his family, but he was a failure because never got what he was aiming for.
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 1st Chapter of Robert E. Lee
Lee the good Federalist deplored Anglo-American enmity; Lee the good patriot cared deeply for his country, no matter who the enemy was or which party was attempting to prosecute the conflict.
Harry Lee maintained the fiction that this was a temporary separation from his family; when his health and "prospects" improved he would return from his sojourn south, gather his family, and live in a style he had only pretended in the past.
Light Horse Harry suffers no financial distress in his son's biographical sketch, spends no time in jail, and moves to Alexandria "for the purpose of educating his children." Only his father's mysterious resignation from the Continental Army provoked serious questions.
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 The Patriot Resource: Henry Lee
Henry Lee was born on January 29, 1756 in Leesylvania, Virginia.
Lee's Legion was effective at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in March, 1781.
Lee was present at Yorktown, Virginia in October, 1781.
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 washingtonpost.com: Lee-ward Bound
The son-in-law was Light Horse Harry Lee -- a man they say was born to ride and to swear -- who married his second cousin, Philip's daughter Matilda, by whom he had three children.
Harry served as one of Washington's most brilliant generals in the Revolution, and later was governor of Virginia.
Lee had in fact merely stopped by the Lloyd House to visit with his cousin and childhood playmate, Anne Harriotte Lee, daughter of Edmund Jennings Lee, Light Horse Harry's brother and a mayor of Alexandria.
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 LIVELY ROOTS Henry (Light Horse Harry) Lee [12902]
Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, born at Leesylvania near Dunfries, Virginia, was blonde, blue-eyed, and full of spirit.
Henry married Matilda Lee [12904] [MRIN: 4293], daughter of Philip Ludwell Lee [12780] and Elizabeth Steptoe [12779], in 1782.
(Matilda Lee [12904] was born in 1764 in Stratford, Virginia and died in 1790.)
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 Henry Lee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henry Lee III, called "Light Horse Harry", (January 29, 1756 – March 25, 1818) was a cavalry officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Lee served with great distinction under General George Washington.
From 1789 to 1791, he served in the General Assembly and, from 1791 to 1794, was Governor of Virginia.
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 Local historian to tell tale of ‘Light Horse Harry’ Lee West Windsor lawyer sheds light on oft-ignored historical ...
"Light Horse Harry," as Lee was known, graduated from Princeton College in 1773 and returned to New Jersey a few years later in the service of the Continental Army.
It was Lee who later honored Washington with the immortal words "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen," according to Hartmann.
Lee played a major role in intelligence gathering during the Revolution, and had troops at Atlantic Highlands on the lookout for British ships, he said.
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 @ugusta History: Mayham tower, June 21, 1996
Henry ``Light Horse Harry'' Lee wrote in his memoirs that the Mayham Tower was the key to overtaking the British in Augusta.
Henry ``Light Horse Harry'' Lee (the father of Robert E. Lee) pinned down the British force in the fort next to the Savannah River, but it was too strong to overtake.
In his memoirs, Lee described the tower as a ``large, strong oblong pen, to be covered on the top with a floor of logs, and protected on the side opposite to the fort with a breastwork of light timbers.''
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 Lee-Fendall House Museum
Arthur Lee, one of America's commissioners to the court of Louis XVI, was involved in bringing about the famous Treaty of Alliance with the French in 1778 whereby that country provided needed foodstuffs and munitions to the Continental Army.
Thirty years younger than Philip, the bride was Mary Lee, the daughter of Henry and Lucy Grymes Lee of Leesylvania plantation and sister of "Light Horse Harry" Lee.
After having several more occupants, most of whom were Lees, along with a few leased tenants and Federal seizure of the house, the house was sold in 1903 to the Downham family for $5,500.
www.leefendallhouse.org /about_residents.html   (1525 words)

 Robert Edward Lee Biography
The idol of the South to this day, Virginian Robert E. Lee had some difficulty in adjusting to the new form of warfare that unfolded with the Civil war, but this did not prevent him from keeping the Union armies in Virginia at bay for almost three years.
Lee returned to Richmond as a paroled prisoner of war, and submitted with the utmost composure to an altered destiny.
Lee's enormous wartime prestige, both in the North and South, and the devotion inspired by his unconscious symbolism of the "Lost Cause" made his a legendary figure even before his death.
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 About "Lee in the Mountains"
Lee left no memoirs of his own but spent the last years of his life editing a new edition of those written by his father -- Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department of the United States.
It was during this period of forced inactivity that Harry wrote his memoirs.
Although Harry had never played a significant role in Robert's life, Lee nevertheless loved and admired his father.
www.civilwarpoetry.org /confederate/lee/leemnt-exp.html   (340 words)

 General Robert Edward Lee
Robert Edward Lee was born on January 19, 1807, at "Stratford" in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
He was the fifth child born to Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee and his second wife, Ann Hill (Carter) Lee.
Lee returned to Richmond in March of 1862 to become military advisor to President Davis.
www.nps.gov /anti/lee_bio.htm   (480 words)

 General Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee
Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, born at Leesylvania near Dumfries, Virginia, was blonde, blue-eyed, and full of spirit.
He soon was commissioned as captain in the fifth group of Virginia Light Dragoons and sent north to join the Continental Army.
With characteristic courage, in a 12-by-15 foot prison cell, Harry wrote his Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department of the United States, still the standard text on that portion of the Revolutionary War.
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 GeorgiaInfo - Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Despite the fact that the five counties were not named until Dec. 14, 1826, June 9, 1825 is generally accepted as the date of their creation, for that was the date of the act establishing their respective boundaries.
According to most sources, Georgia's 61st county was named for Virginia politician Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), a leader in the American colonies' independence movement.
However, the legislation creating Lee County makes no mention of who was being honored, and it may have been noted Revolutionary War hero Col.
www.cviog.uga.edu /Projects/gainfo/histcountymaps/leehistmaps.htm   (327 words)

 Light Horse Harry Lee, soldier of the Old South
Through this lineage, the Lees of Virginia are related to the famous Randolph family.
Henry Lee built Lee Hall and founded what became known as the Leesylvania lineage of the Lee family.
Leesylvania came into the Lee family from Henry Corbin who deeded it to his daughter Laetitia, of whom the first Richard Lee was a guardian.
www.raken.com /american_wealth/planter_aristocrats/Lee_family_soldiers1.asp   (176 words)

 the American Civil War -- biographies Robert E. Lee
His father, "Light Horse" Harry Lee was a dashing young cavalry officer in the Revolution who served under George Washington.
Lee is regarded by many as the greatest general to emerge from the Civil War.
Artillery commander Brigadier General Edward Porter Alexander, went to Lee to present his view that if the Army could no longer continue te wa, than Lee should order it to disperse and continue the War in small groups by reaching Johnston in North Carolina or reporting to their respective governors.
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 Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee
Henry Lee was born at Leesylvania, near Dumfries, Virginia, on January 29, 1756.
A skilled horseman, Lee was commissioned as a Captain in the Virginia Light Dragoons (cavalry) in 1776, and the next year his company joined George Washington's army.
As a member of the Congress of the Confederation from 1785 to 1788, he supported adoption of the Constitution, and was a member of the Virginia convention that ratified the final document.
www.robinsonlibrary.com /america/unitedstates/1775/biography/lee-h.htm   (426 words)

 Famous People in Va. History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
"Light Horse" Harry Lee was born in Leesylvania near Dumfries, Virginia.
Richard Henry Lee was born in 1732 and went to a school in Yorkshire, England.
Lee signed the Declaration of Independence and was President of the Continental Congress.
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Partly because of bad luck, partly because of his penchant for investing in grandiose, unrealistic schemes, “Light Horse Harry” Lee had squandered his fortune and had suffered the humiliation of being put in debtor’s jail in 1809.
  “Young Robert Lee," states one scholar, "never forgot his father’s disgrace.” [3]   Only six years old when his father left home and just eleven when “Light Horse Harry” expired, Lee was reared almost solely by his mother and her family, the Carters of Shirley Plantation.
"Lee's correspondence does not contain the echo of a liaison, the shadow of an oath, or the stain of a single obscene suggestion," says Freeman.
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