The Revolutionary War Memoirs of General Henry Lee: REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEMOIRS OF G by Robert E. Lee

The Revolutionary War Memoirs of General Henry Lee: REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEMOIRS OF G

byRobert E. LeeEditorRobert E. LeeIntroduction byCharles Royster

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At age twenty-two, General Henry Lee commanded the elite Lee's Legion and earned an enviable record: capturing the fort at Paulus Hook; distinguishing himself in the battles at Haw River, Guilford Courthouse, Eutaw Springs, and others; and helping in the siege of Yorktown. But by 1809 Lee's fortunes had tragically altered: He wrote these memoirs while jailed in a debtor's prison. Originally published in 1812 in two volumes as Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department of the United States, this third 1869 edition includes Robert E. Lee's biographical essay on his father, the only substantial piece of writing by the celebrated Confederate general. From Grant and Sherman to Eisenhower and De Gaulle, classic military accounts have emerged from the carnage of nearly every war; Lee's Memoirs are unique in that they are unrivaled in the history of the American Revolution.

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Robert E. Lee (1918-1984), a professor of playwriting at U.C.L.A., collaborated with Jerome Lawrence on thirteen plays, including "Inherit the Wind"&"Auntie Mame".
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Title:The Revolutionary War Memoirs of General Henry Lee: REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEMOIRS OF GFormat:PaperbackDimensions:647 pages, 8.66 × 5.44 × 1.62 inPublished:March 22, 1998Publisher:Da Capo Press

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ISBN - 10:0306808412

ISBN - 13:9780306808418

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General Henry Lee (1756-1818), was a brilliant cavalry leader, close friend of George Washington, governor of Virginia, congressman, orator, and vigorous patriot. He wrote these memoirs while jailed in debtor's prison. Edited by his son, Robert E. Lee, they are unrivaled in the history of the American Revolution. Illustrations & maps