Henry Lee III

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Henry Lee III (1756-1818), more commonly known by his nickname 'Light-Horse Harry' Lee, was a cavalry officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) and a politician who served as the ninth Governor of Virginia (1791-1794). A member of the prominent Lee family of Virginia, he is best remembered today as the father of Robert E. Lee.

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  • 25 Jan 1756 - 25 Mar 1818
    Life of Henry 'Light-horse Harry' Lee, cavalry officer during the American Revolution, ninth Governor of Virginia, and father of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.