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Continental Colonel Henry 'Lighthorse Harry' Lee
Henry Lee Born: January 29, 1756; Leesylvania, Virginia
Died: March 25, 1818; Cumberland Island, Georgia

Battles: Guilford Courthouse



1756
- Henry Lee is born in Leesylvania, Prince William County, Virginia.

1773
- Henry Lee graduates from Princeton.

1776
June 18 - Henry Lee is commissioned a Captain in Bland's Regiment of Virginia Light Cavalry.

1777
April - Henry Lee's company joins General George Washington's main army.

1778
January 20 - Henry Lee skirmishes with Captain Banastre Tarleton at the Spread Eagle Tavern near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

1779
August 19 - Henry Lee captures the fort at Paulus Hook (Jersey City), New Jersey.
October 21 - Lee's Legion is formed with the addition of three companies of infantry to his cavalry.
November 6 - Henry Lee is promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.

1781
January 13 - Henry Lee arrives in South Carolina.
January 24 - Henry Lee joins Francis Marion in actions at Georgetown, South Carolina.
February 25 - Henry Lee defeats Tory forces at Haw River, North Carolina.
March 15 - Henry Lee is present at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina.
April 15-23 - Henry Lee and Francis Marion successfully lay siege to Fort Watson, South Carolina.
May 12 - Henry Lee and Francis Marion secure the surrender of Fort Motte, South Carolina.
May 15 - Henry Lee secures the surrender of Fort Granby, South Carolina.
May 21 - Henry Lee captures Fort Galphin, South Carolina.
May 23-June 4 - Henry Lee supports the Siege of Augusta, Georgia.
June 8-June 19 - Henry Lee supports Maj. General Nathanael Greene's failed siege of Ninety-Six, South Carolina.
September 7 - Henry Lee is present at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, South Carolina.
October - Henry Lee is present at General George Washington's siege at Yorktown, Virginia.
December 1 - Henry Lee sees action at Dorchester, South Carolina.

1782
February - Henry Lee is granted a leave of absence.
- Henry Lee marries Matilda Lee.

1785
- Henry Lee is elected to Congress, serving until 1788.








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