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Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee was a cavalry officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, a Virginia representative in Congress and a governor of Virginia. He was the third Henry Lee in the Lee family of Virginia, his father being Henry Lee, Jr. Lighthorse Harry was the father of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

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