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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Home of Henry Lee

(Light Horse Harry)

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
1. Home of Henry Lee Marker
Inscription. Famous Revolutionary Soldier, Father of Robert E. Lee. Was ardent supporter of Federalists. Defended Washington in political contests and delivered eulogy before Congress at Washington's Death in which he used the now famous phrase:
"First in War, First in Peace, First in the Hearts of his countrymen."
 
Location. 38° 48.373′ N, 77° 2.769′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on Cameron Street east of North Washington Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 611 Cameron Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lord Fairfax House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Synagogue of Beth El Hebrew Congregation (within shouting distance of this marker); Washingtonís Town House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lloyd House (about 400 feet away); Alexandria Library Sit-In (about 500 feet away); Site of Alexandria's First Sugar Refinery (about 500 feet away); Lodge No. 38, Independent Order of Odd Fellows (about 600 feet away); The Gadsby's Tavern Ice Well (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Regarding Home of Henry Lee.
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By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
2. Home of Henry Lee Marker
"Erected in 1797, Henry Lee III, ('Light Horse Harry') brought his family to this home from Stratford during the autumn of 1810 when Robert E. Lee was nearly four years old. Here, on February 27, 1811, was born the Lee's youngest child, Mildred. They remained until they could secure the house at 607 Orinoco Street in the fall of 1811." -- Eleanor Lee Templeman, Virginia Homes of the Lees, 1975.
 
Also see . . .  Henry Lee III. Wikipedia (Submitted on February 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Henry Lee and the War of 1812
In 1812, Henry Lee was attacked and tortured by a pro-war mob in Baltimore while he was trying to defend the newspaper office of his friend Alexander Contee Hanson. His face and head were badly injured and his speech suffered.
    — Submitted February 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
3. Home of Henry Lee Marker
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By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
4. Home of Henry Lee
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5. Home of Henry Lee
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By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
6. Front Door
611 Cameron Street
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Wikipedia
7. Henry Lee III
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 758 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on March 15, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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