Henry Lee's Grave
Original Author: Unknown
Created: Twenty-first century
Medium: Digital photograph

Henry Lee’s Grave

This tombstone, located on Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia, marks the spot where Henry Lee was originally buried in 1818. An officer in the Continental and U.S. armies, Lee earned the nickname "Light-Horse Harry" Lee for his military and equestrian prowess. In 1913 his remains were reinterred in the Lee Memorial Chapel at Washington and Lee University next to his son Robert E. Lee, despite the fact that father and son barely knew one another in life.