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  Robert E. Lee
Lee is best remembered in his role of commanding general of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War.
Lee served as an assistant in the chief engineer's office in Washington from 1834 to 1837, but spent the summer of 1835 helping to lay out the state line between Ohio and Michigan.
These were not happy years for Lee as he did not like to be away from his family for long periods of time, especially as his wife was becoming increasingly ill. Lee came home to see her as often as he could.
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 Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee
Henry Lee, Lieutenant Colonel, was born on Jan. 29, 1756, and died on Mar. 25, 1818.
Lee was a distinguished cavalry commander in the American Revolution, a close friend of George Washington, a member of the Continental Congress (1785-88), governor of Virginia (1791-94), commander of the forces that suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion (1794), and a member of the U.S. Congress (1799-1801).
Lee was a cousin of Arthur and Francis Lee, born near Dumfries, Virginia, and educated at the College of
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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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 General Robert E. Lee
This is the tale that Lee was born "after the death of his mother," some versions declaring that Mrs Lee was actually in her coffin when a servant heard her groan and saved her from being buried alive.
The accepted facts are that Anne Carter Lee bore the fourth child of Lighthorse Harry Lee at Stratford, the ancestral home, on January 19, 1807, and that the result of normal childbirth was Robert E. Lee.
Lee then took a buttered biscuit from his saddlebag and fed the hungry animal before turning his attention to the battle.
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 Robert E. Lee - MSN Encarta
Lee was born on January 19, 1807, in Stratford, Virginia, the son of Lighthorse Harry Lee, and was educated at the U.S. Military Academy.
In his application of this principle Lee was years ahead of his time; the tactic was not fully understood or generally adopted until the 20th century.
In 1975 Lee's citizenship was restored posthumously by an act of the U.S. Congress.
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 Henry Lee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From 1786 to 1788, Lee was a delegate to the Continental Congress, and in the last-named year in the Virginia convention, he favored the adoption of the Federal constitution.
Henry Lee was a major-general in the U.S. Army in 1798-1800.
Lee suffered extensive internal injuries as well as head and face wounds, and even his speech was affected.
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 Astrology of Robert Lee with horoscope chart, quotes, biography, and images
Lee had graduated with distinction from West Point, served on Winfield Scott's staff during the Mexican American War, modernized the West Point curriculum in the early 1850s, and led the recapture of the Harpers Ferry arsenal from John Brown and his army in 1859.
Lee was born at Stratford Hall Plantation, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the fourth child of Revolutionary War hero Henry Lee ("Lighthorse Harry") and Anne Hill (Carter) Lee.
Lee's sentiments were against secession, which he denounced in an 1861 letter as "nothing but revolution" and a betrayal of the efforts of the Founders.
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 General Lee
Lee's finest hour as a military strategist came on May 1-4, 1863 in what was known as the wilderness, a densely wooded area of Virginia.
Lee, too, was guilty of poor staff work, the failure to issue forceful and precise orders, and an over eagerness to continue assaulting strong positions manned by superior numbers.
Lee is still held in high regard in the state of Virginia and the south in general.
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 General Robert E. Lee
While Lee was contemplating the task before him, the trustees of Washington college, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, borrowed $50, a horse, and a suit of clothes, and asked judge John Brockenbrough to use them to seek out Robert E. Lee and persuade him to accept the Presidency of Washington College.
Lee's transition from the camp to the classroom was a rare occurrence.
Lee's ambition was to make Washington College an institution of high scholastic standards, and the seats of science and of art as well as literature.
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 General Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army
Lee was born at Stratford Hall Plantation, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the fourth child of Henry Lee and Anne Hill (née Carter) Lee.
Lee took the lack of response to mean that the government wished to retain the right to prosecute him in the future.
Lee died from the effects of pneumonia, two weeks after the stroke on the morning of October 12, 1870, in Lexington, Virginia, and was buried underneath Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University, where his body remains today.
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 Wikinfo | Robert E. Lee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Hooker's advance to attack Lee in May 1863 near Chancellorsville, Virginia was defeated by Lee and Stonewall Jackson's daring plan to divide the army and attack Hooker's flank.
Lee then proceeded to invade the North again, hoping for a Southern victory that would compel the North to grant Confederate independence.
Lee was compelled to retreat again and, as after Antietam, was not vigorously pursued.
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 Remembering Lee by Gail Jarvis
But Robert E. Lee was not an ordinary military man. So Donald Davidson, an admirer of General Lee, as well as a defender of Southern principles, was moved to write "Lee in the Mountains" and this poem has become a cult favorite.
There is a feeling of reverence surrounding Lee’s attachment to the land, his pride in his famous family, his paternal feelings toward his students, and his unceasing devotion to the memory of his heroic father.
Years later, Harry Lee’s body was removed from Dungeness and placed in the crypt beside his son.
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 Stop Smearing Lee by Gail Jarvis
When Robert was a young boy, his father, Lighthorse Harry Lee, traveled to Baltimore to help defend a newspaper editor who was under attack from an enraged mob.
In the ensuing fracas, Lee was beaten into insensibility by "a giant of a man named Mumma" who tried to cut off his nose.
Harry was 58 at the time and never fully recovered from his injuries.
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 Declaration of Independence: Franklin or Jefferson
Harry's tactics -- surprise, hit, run, and attack again -- were an important and valuable complement to Greene's strategy of harassment to wear down Cornwallis' forces in the South.
Because it was his bill, and according to congressional custom, Richard Henry Lee was to be chairman of the committee but he was summoned home due to serious family illness and Thomas Jefferson was appointed to take his place.
The signatures of Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee was, in fact, a commitment of the lives and fortunes of the entire Lee family, including William Lee, Arthur Lee, and cousin Henry "Light Horse" Harry Lee, III.
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 Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee
Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, born at Leesylvania near Dumfries, Virginia, was blonde, blue-eyed, and full of spirit.
Leading his men on lightning raids against enemy supply trains, Harry attracted the attention and admiration of General George Washington and was rapidly promoted.
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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 Military.com Content
When Henry Lee III returned home to Leesylvania, Va., after his 1773 Princeton graduation, it was to prepare for war.
Part of the Lee family of Virginia, whose members included ardent patriot Richard Henry Lee, he returned home to marry his cousin, the "divine Matilda" Lee, and moved to her family plantation, Stratford Hall.
Lighthorse Harry Lee conducted the military operations for President Washington's ordered march against the insurrectionists of the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794.
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 Lees of VA
Thomas Lee died just before Elizabeth was born but she was included in his will as the child his wife goes with now.
This branch of the Lee family were proud of the strong and honorable heritage that was a part of their family.
I, Thomas Lee of the Colony of Virginia in the County of Lancaster and Parish of Christ Church being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for it.
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 Leesylvania State Park
"Lighthorse Harry Lee" father of General Robert E. Lee and a Revolutionary War hero was born in a house on the land now occupied by the park.
General Robert E. Lee also constructed an artillery battery on the heights overlooking Freestone Point, as part of Confederacy's effort to control the Potomac River during the Civil War.
There is a small wooden bench, cut from a fallen tree, at the top of the point which affords the visitor a wide and beautiful view of the Potomac and the sandy cliffs of Mason Neck to the north.
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 Farris on Kimball and Stratford Hall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The broad attitude of the Foundation regarding commemorations is reflected in the assignment of the annual celebrations to be held at the house: of course, October 12--death of R.
Lee and January 19--birthday of R.E. Lee, but also included were April 29 in honor of Lighthorse Harry Lee and wife Ann Hill as well as July 4 in honor of the two Lee signers the Declaration of Independence (Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot).
Thomas Lee, one of the wealthiest planters in Virginia and former provisional governor of the state, built Stratford Hall in the late 1730's.
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 John Lee of Hamilton Co., FL
As for the loan being made by Lighthorse Harry Lee, as appealing as that is, it seems unlikely.
In 1813, Lighthorse Harry Lee was in poor health and humilated by bad investments the caused him to spend time in debtors prison.
In 1913, his body was taken back to Virginia to be interred in the Chapel of Washington and Lee University, with his famous son, General Robert E. Lee.
www.carlsonnorris.com /Leeweb/Lee1.html   (726 words)

 The Patriot: Film Fact or Fiction
Henry Lee was in his early twenties during the war and would have had no experience in the French and Indian War.
Needless to say that Henry Lee was nowhere near the Battle of Camden and couldn't have taken temporary command of the remaining forces after that battle.
Henry Lee also probably would not have had the authority to issue the field commission of Colonel of the militia as Burwell does to Benjamin Martin.
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 Television Point | Dictionary | Meaning of lee
The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of.
A sheltered place; esp., a place protected from the wind by some object; the side sheltered from the wind; shelter; protection; as, the lee of a mountain, an island, or a ship.
{Under the lee of}, on that side which is sheltered from the wind; as, to be under the lee of a ship.
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 A Genuine Hero   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
General Lee was born on Jan. 19, 1807, at Stratford House in Westmoreland County, Va. He graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1829 and was second in his class and the only one to serve four years without a demerit.
Lee was appointed engineer-in-chief for the United States Army in Mexico in 1846 and was breveted major in April of that year for gallant conduct at the battle of Cerro Gordo.
Lee believed, as did most Southerners at that time, that his state came before the union, as did his father, Lighthorse Harry Lee in the American Revolution.
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 Robert E. Lee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lee did not wear the insignia of a Confederate general, displaying only the three stars of a Confederate colonel, equivalent to his last U.S. Army rank, until the Civil War had been won and he could be promoted, in peacetime, to general in the Confederate Army.
Lee's first field assignment was commanding Confederate forces in western Virginia, where he was defeated at the Battle of Cheat Mountain and was widely blamed for Confederate setbacks.
Lee's attacks resulted in heavy Confederate casualties and they were marred by clumsy tactical performances by his subordinates, but his aggressive actions unnerved McClellan, who retreated to a point on the James River where Union naval forces were in control.
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 General Robert E. Lee
his father was the famous General Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee of General Washingtons Staff During the Revolutionary War.
They lived at Stratford, and the room that Robert E. Lee was born in was where both of the Lee's who had signed the Declaration of Independance were born.
Lee was a fine student at West Point in New York.
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 Stratford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Stratford housed generations of the Lee family, beginning with Thomas Lee and his wife Hanna Ludwell Lee, who built the plantation house in 1738 (the ceiling beams come from Tulip poplars cut in 1737) after their house at Machodoc burned.
  Lee became a prominent political figure, negotiating land titles with the Six Nations of Iroquois in 1743, founding the Ohio Company, and acting as Governor of Virginia in 1749.
Lighthorse Harry added numerous improvements to the existing structure, including a staircase that connected the ground floor to the basement, which Harry re-made into living quarters for children and the schoolmaster who tutored them.
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 Robert E(dward) Lee Biography - Biography.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Lee opposed secession in 1861 but resigned from the US Army in order to fight with his state of Virginia, having turned down Lincoln's offer to command US forces in the field.
Although indicted for treason, he was never tried, and he urged all Southerners to take the oath of allegiance to the United States and get on with the rebuilding of one nation.
Decisive and willing to run large risks to get at ‘those people’ as Lee called his opponents, he ranks among the greatest of battlefield commanders, although he has been faulted for a strategic short-sightedness that placed his native Virginia at the centre of importance.
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 General Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
His adroit horsemanship soon earned him the nickname "Light Horse Harry." When the military theatre shifted, he enjoyed equal success in the Southern Department.
The support of a family of six, coupled with disastrous land speculation, reduced him to financial poverty.
Then, on January 19, 1807, in the large upstairs room at Stratford where so many Lees had come into the world, Ann gave birth to their fifth son, Robert Edward, named after two of his mother's favorite brothers.
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