Prince William Historic Preservation Lecture Series: “Light Horse Harry” Lee in the War for Independence
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Free, $5 suggested donation
“Light Horse Harry” Lee of Virginia was one of George Washington's handpicked young officers and advisers in the field. Later, he became a lifelong friend. With his superb leadership instincts, George Washington used the best capabilities of men as different as Lee and John Eager Howard. His troop commanders were highly effective throughout the Revolutionary War, extracting victory from the jaws of defeat. Lee’s career as a Revolutionary War Cavalryman is a story of daring raids, brilliant exploits, and constant danger. Historian Jim Piecuch will examine the military story of this native of Prince William County.
Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA. 703-367-7872.