Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Light Horse Harry Lee and the War of 1812

Henry Lee

General Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee (1756–1818), as painted by William Edward West (1788-1857), circa 1838.


"Live by the Sword – Die by the Sword:

Light-horse Harry Lee in the America Revolution and the War of 1812"
By Christopher T. George

Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave, Manassas, VA 20110, Thursday, April 12, 2012 (7:00 PM-9:00 PM) Phone: (703) 792-4754. Email

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, author and historian Christopher George will give a glimpse into the strategies of Colonel Light-horse Harry Lee. The audience will learn about his use of terror tactics during the American Revolution and the Baltimore anti-Federalist riots in the Summer of 1812. Lee was grievously wounded while participating in civil disturbances in opposition to the War of 1812. Due to the violent nature of these events, this lecture may not be suitable for young audiences.


  1. Send me an email. I would be pleased to give a talk up your way on the War of 1812 on the Chesapeake, or else this same talk on Light-Horse Harry Lee.