This post originally appeared on my now-deleted blog, You Learn Something New Every Day (Almost)!
him, right? -- which was more like a little pamphlet, and discovered that Lee's father was a Revolutionary War general known as "Light Horse Harry" Lee. Somewhere along the way, I'm sure that I had indeed heard of "Light Horse Harry," but didn't know he was Robert E. Lee's dad. But the "something new" of note which I learned was that Harry Lee was the man who originally uttered the immortal phrase "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" about his friend George Washington.
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