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Light-Horse Harry Lee and the legacy of the American Revolution

by Charles Royster

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Virginia
    • Subjects:
    • Lee, Henry, 1756-1818.,
    • United States. Continental Army -- Biography.,
    • Generals -- United States -- Biography.,
    • Governors -- Virginia -- Biography.,
    • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Influence.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementCharles Royster.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE207.L5 R69 1982
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 301 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages301
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3489893M
      ISBN 100521270650
      LC Control Number82009620

        There is some evidence that Lee may have ordered the attack. However, Pyle’s Massacre is not covered thoroughly in this volume. Curiously, a far more detailed account is in Jim Piecuch’s very good article “‘Light Horse Harry’ Lee and Pyle’s Massacre” [Journal of 6/ Graduating in , Lee returned to Virginia and commenced a career in law. This endeavor proved short-lived as Lee quickly took an interest in military matters following the Battles of Lexington and Concord and the start of the American Revolution in April Traveling to Williamsburg the following year, he sought a place in one of the new Virginia regiments being formed for service with.

      With incredible stories about Light-Horse Harry Lee's interactions with famous men and women - including George and Martha Washington, Nathanial Greene, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr - this book paints a rich portrait of an underappreciated American character and provides unique new insight into the upbringing. Henry Lee, American cavalry officer during the American Revolution. He was the father of Robert E. Lee and the author of the resolution passed by Congress upon the death of George Washington containing the celebrated apothegm “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his.

      You may know him as Robert E. Lee’s father, but Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee was so much more. Born into a Virginia dynasty, the man who would become one of George Washington’s protégés came of age with the American Revolution itself. Lee was a graduate of Princeton University, a cavalry commander in the war’s brutal southern theater, and he later served two terms as Virginia’s. Lee Soltow, Kenneth W. Keller. Book Review: Timothy Pickering and the American Republic. By Gerard H. Clarfield PDF Robert C. Detweiler. Book Review: Light Horse Harry Lee and the Legacy of the American Revolution. By Charles Royster PDF John F. Bauman.


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Having fought valiantly to bring about a victory for the colonies, Henry ("Light-Horse Harry") Lee () envisioned the new country as a virtuous and prosperous classical/5.

Get this from a library. Light-Horse Harry Lee and the legacy of the American Revolution. [Charles Royster] -- The biography of a soldier, statesman, landowner, historian, and a member of an eminent Virginia family whose career embodied the ideals of the American Revolution. In Light-Horse Harry Lee and the Legacy of the American Revolution, Charles Royster takes an ingenious, creative approach in his consideration of the life of one of the American Revolution’s heroes.

Having fought valiantly to bring about a victory for the colonies, Henry (“Light-Horse Harry”) Lee (–) envisioned the new country as a virtuous and prosperous classical republic and Brand: Louisiana State University Press. Light-Horse Harry Lee and the Legacy of the American Revolution by Royster, Charles published by Louisiana State University Press May 1, out of 5 stars 2.

Light Horse Harry Lee. Henry Lee III, better known as Light Horse Harry Lee, was one of the many heroes of the Revolutionary was born in in Leesylvania, Virginia. He was the son of Henry Lee II and Lucy marrying Harry's father, Lucy was pursued by none other than a young George Washington.

Soldier, statesman, landowner, historian of the young republic, and member of one of the best Virginian families - Henry Lee endeavoured throughout his life to realise his dream of a free and prosperous America.

His career embodied the visionary promises that inspired the American Revolution, as well as the inability of the revolutionary generation to put all its ideals into practice.4/5(3). During the American Revolution, Light Horse Harry Lee earned his fame as a swashbuckling commander of a cavalry and light infantry brigade.

After the war, he emerged as an ardent Federalist who helped insure passage of the Constitution and served as the ninth governor of. In Light-Horse Harry Lee and the Legacy of the American Revolution, Charles Royster takes an ingenious, creative approach in his consideration of the life of one of the American Revolution?s heroes.

Having fought valiantly to bring about a victory for the colonies, Henry (?Light-Horse Harry?)Cited by: 6. “An imaginative meditation on the meaning of the American Revolution.” —Washington Post In Light-Horse Harry Lee and the Legacy of the American Revolution, Charles Royster takes an ingenious, creative approach in his consideration of the life of one of the American Revolution’s fought valiantly to bring about a victory for the colonies, Henry (“Light-Horse Harry”) Lee.

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A review of Light-Horse Harry Lee and the Legacy of the American Revolution, by Charles Royster. Revolutions, we are told, always run the danger of devouring their children.

Fortunately for Americans this is a truth of which we have no direct ex­perience. Light-Horse Harry Lee () made a dreadful mess of his life, and this wonderfully astute book—by the author of A Revolutionary People at War—goes a long way to explaining what went wrong.

While still in his early twenties Lee became famous as the brilliant, swashbuckling cavalry commander who captured Paulus Hook from the British and helped Nathanael Greene keep the Carolinas in.

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Reader's Review: Charles Royster is one of the premier historians on the period of the American Revolution and he has delivered another outstanding and well-researched volume regarding the Continental Army, American Revolution, and 18th. Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee distinguished himself as one of the Revolutions most skilled and able guerrilla fighters.

He began his military career as a captain of the 5th Virginia Light Dragoons and quickly earned a renowned reputation for horsemanship, hence the moniker “Light-Horse Harry.” Inhe was promoted to major and took command of a mixed cavalry and infantry. Aside from George Washington, many Americans are likely able to name just as many foreign generals on the rebel side as American generals.

While names like Lafayette, Pulaski, Kosciuszko, and Baron von Steuben are quickly associated with the Revolution, American officers like Nathanael Greene, Anthony Wayne, Horatio Gates, Henry Knox, and Light-Horse Harry Lee are often overlooked.

Henry Lee (–) Contributed by Colin Edward Woodward. Henry Lee, also known as Henry Lee IV, was a writer, politician, diplomat, army officer, and the last member of the Lee family to own Stratford son of Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee, a governor and hero of the American Revolution (–), Lee was educated at Washington Academy in Lexington and then the College of.Light-Horse Harry Lee and the Legacy of the American Revolution book.

Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In Light-Horse Harry.New York: Knopf, 8vo, 1/2 maroon cloth, d.w. New York: Knopf, Very good Binding: Hardcover Condition: Very Good Language: English ISBN: