LEE, Henry [1756-1818] -- American soldier and politician, General
a/k/aLEE, Light-Horse Harry
He was a brilliant cavalry commander in the Revolutionary War, known especially for the capture of the fort at Paulus Hook, NJ; served variously in the Virginia legislature, the Continental Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives, and was Governor of Virginia; suppressed the Whisky Rebellion in PA (1794).
"First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen."
- Son: ¤LEE, Robert E(dward) [1807-1870] American soldier, General
- Grandson: ¤LEE, Fitzhugh [1835-1905] American army officer, major-general