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Leesylvania State Park in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Light Horse Harry” Lee

 
 
"Light Horse Harry" Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., February 8, 2008
1. "Light Horse Harry" Lee Marker
Inscription.
Henry Lee III
"Light Horse Harry"
1756 - 1818


1776 - 1781
Cavalry Commander
1779
Awarded Congressional Medal
1786 - 1788
Member, Continental Congress
1791 - 1794
Governor of Virginia
1799 - 1801
Member, U.S. Congress

Father of General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A

Henry Lee III was born nearby at the Mansion House of "Leesylvania Plantation"

Erected by the Prince William County Historical Commission in observance of the American Revolution Bicentennial 1976
 
Erected 1976 by Prince William County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 35.46′ N, 77° 14.915′ W. Marker is in Leesylvania State Park, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, in the median. Click for map. The marker is located at the end of Daniel K. Ludwig Drive in Leesylvania State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge VA 22191, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freestone Point Earthworks (within shouting distance of this marker);
"Light Horse Harry" Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., February 8, 2008
2. "Light Horse Harry" Lee Marker
Remains of the "Leesylvania Plantation" Mansion House can be seen in the background.
Lee’s Woods Historic Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Freestone Point Hunt Club (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "A Pacific Paradise on the Potomac" (about 300 feet away); Swimming in Bounty (about 500 feet away); "At the Point of Rock" (about 500 feet away); Iron Pulley Wheel (about 500 feet away); The Freestone Fisheries (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Leesylvania State Park.
 
More about this marker. Adjacent to the monument is a marker indicating this "monument was moved here by the Woodbridge Rotary Club and Virginia Power Volunteers, October 1990."
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,394 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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