Lee, Henry, 1756-1818

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1756-01-29
Death 1818-03-25
Americans

Biographical notes:

Henry Lee III (b. January 29, 1756, Dumfries, VA–d. March 25, 1818, Cumberland Island, GA) was an early American Patriot and politician who served as the ninth Governor of Virginia and as the Virginia Representative to the United States Congress. Lee's service during the American Revolution as a cavalry officer in the Continental Army earned him the nickname by which he is best known, "Light-Horse Harry". Lee was the father of Civil War-era Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

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Subjects:

  • Military history
  • Seals (Numismatics)
  • Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794
  • personal--finance
  • Governor
  • Economics and Banking
  • Money--United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
  • Virginia--Militia--History--War of 1812
  • Money--Constitutional period, 1789-1809
  • Slavery--West Virginia--History
  • Land grants--History--18th century
  • Quarantine
  • Speculation--History
  • Banks and banking--United States--History
  • Cholera--United States
  • Marriage--United States
  • Land titles
  • Embargo
  • Plantations
  • Arsenals
  • Deeds
  • Governor--Correspondence
  • Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce

Occupations:

  • Soldiers
  • Governors

Places:

  • Alexandria, VA, US
  • Virginia, VA, US
  • Dumfries, VA, US
  • Cumberland Island, GA, US