1774 May - Charles Lee begins purchasing an estate in Berkeley County, Virginia. December - Charles Lee journeys to Mount Vernon, which is George Washington's home.
1775 June 19 - Charles Lee is commissioned into the Continental Army as the second Major General. July - Charles Lee arrives with George Washington in Boston, Massachusetts.
1776 January - Charles Lee is detached to Connecticut to raise volunteers for New York City's defense. February 4 - Charles Lee arrives in New York City. February 17 - Charles Lee is named Commander of the Canadian Department, but never serves. March 1 - Charles Lee is named Commander of the Southern Department. June 2 - Charles Lee arrives in Charleston, South Carolina. June 28 - Charles Lee commands at the Battle of Fort Sullivan at Charleston, South Carolina. September 9 - Charles Lee is recalled to the main army. October 7 - Charles Lee arrives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 28 - Charles Lee is present at the Battle of White Plains, New York. December 13 - Charles Lee is captured at White's Tavern in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
1777 March 29 - Charles Lee submits a plan to his British captors for defeating the rebellion.
1778 May 9 - Charles Lee is exchanged for British Maj. General Richard Prescott. May 20 - Charles Lee arrives at Valley Forge and rejoins George Washington's main army. June 28 - Charles Lee disobeys orders during the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse, New Jersey. July 1 - Charles Lee's courtmartial hearings begin at Brunswick, New Jersey. August 9 - Charles Lee's courtmartial hearings conclude. August 12 - Charles Lee is found guilty of all charges by the military court. August 16 - Charles Lee's case is forwarded by George Washington to the Continental Congress. October 23 - Charles Lee's case begins to be discussed before the Continental Congress. December 3 - Charles Lee is called out by Colonel John Laurens, an aide to Washington. December 5 - Charles Lee's courtmartial is officially sanctioned by the Continental Congress.
1779 July - Charles Lee returns to his Virginia estate.
1780 January 10 - Charles Lee is released from duty in thearmy by the Continental Congress. January 12 - Charles Lee leaves his Virginia estate for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1782 October 2 - Charles Lee dies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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