Charles Lee (6 February 1732 [ O.S. 26 January 1731] – 2 October 1782) was a British-born American military officer who served as a general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He also served earlier in the British Army during the Seven Years War.
Charles Lee (February 6, 1732 - October 2, 1782) was a Major General in the American Revolutionary War. He was second-in-command to General George Washington, though he was known for his efforts to undermine General Washington.
General Charles Lee was a leader during the American Revolution. He was second-in-command to General George Washington, and famously believed that he ought to have been given leadership of the army. He criticized Washington’s decisions and openly attacked his reputation.
Six miles away, Major General Charles Lee’s vanguard of roughly 5000 men was just about to throw itself at the British rearguard north of Monmouth Court House. Washington had ridden ahead of the main body toward the sounds of musket fire in the distance.
Major General Charles Lee (February 6, 1732–October 2, 1782) was a controversial commander who served during the American Revolution (1775–1783). A British Army veteran, he offered his services to the Continental Congress and was given a commission.
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Charles Lee was an English-born American military officer who served as a general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He also served earlier in the British Army during the Seven Years War. He sold his commission after the Seven Years War and served for a time in the Polish army of King Stanislaus II Augustus.
Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee. Next to Benedict Arnold, no other Continental Army general has attracted greater censure than Charles Lee. Not only did he criticize George Washington and connive to supplant him, but some historians argue that he attempted to betray the infant United States.
British-born General Charles Lee (1731-1782) joined the forces of George Washington 's Continental Army in 1775.