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Lyceum Series program at Historic Camden Site
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On January 13, 1781, Lieutenant Colonel Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee Jr. and his legion of cavalry of troops reported to Major General Nathaneal Greene, commander of the Continental Army’s southern department then encamped at South Carolina’s Pee Dee River. Known today as the father of General Robert E. Lee, the intrepid Virginian had deservedly earned his reputation as one of the Revolution’s finest cavalry commanders. The only officer of the war below the rank general to be awarded a gold medal by Congress in 1779, Lee is still considered one of America’s finest cavalry commanders.