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Lee, Charles, 1731-1782

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    • Lee, Charles, 1732-1782
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) [1731,1732]
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1782-10-02
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation End: 1775
        • Organization: (naf) Great Britain. Army
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1775
        • Affiliation End: 1780
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Chester (England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Virginia
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Portugal
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Poland
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Armed forces--Officers
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    • Sources

      • found: His General Lee's letter to General Burgoyne ... 1770.
      • found: General Charles Lee, 1951:p. 312 (baptismal record: "Charles, son of Coll. John Ley was baptized on ye twenty sixt day of January 1731/2." Date given is Old Style (Julian calendar); birthdate commonly given as 1731; b. in late 1731 or in early 1732 New Style (Gregorian calendar))
      • found: Oxford DNB, 2004:p. 53 (Lee, Charles (1732-1782) b. on 26 Jan. 1732 in Chester)
      • found: Papas, Phillip. Renegade revolutionary, 2014:title-page (General Charles Lee) page 17 (born December 1731)
      • found: American national biography online, September 29, 2014(January 26, 1731-October 2, 1782; son of British officer John Lee and Isabella Bunbury; fought in the French and Indian Wars; was promoted to major in 1761; also fought in Portugal and Poland; had an argumentative and outspoken nature that kept him from advancement in the British army; returned to America in 1773; traveled through the colonies and was an advocate for American independence; was welcomed by patriots such as Washington and Adams for his military abilities; joined Continental Army in 1775 as second major general, fought brilliantly; his defeat at Fort Washington in Manhattan caused a falling-out with George Washington late in 1776; captured and held in New York for 16 months; rejoined the Continental Army with reluctance; at the Battle of Monmouth in 1778, his forces retreated in disorder, which caused Washington to accuse him of disobeying orders; was court-martialed and found guilty; forcefully protested his innocence and abused Washington in letters; fought several duels; was not officially expelled from the Army until 1780; retired to his home in Virginia; died of illness while on a trip to Philadelphia, buried in the graveyard of Christ Church)
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      • 1980-08-25: new
      • 2014-12-27: revised
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