Lee Historical Society
Major General Lee
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Who exactly was the Town of Lee named after?

A common misconception that baffles those who hold it was that Lee was named after the Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

To set the record straight, our town was named after a Major General Charles Lee, a man whose history of great tactical military skills was much feted, but who eventually fell from his pedestal in disgrace.

Who was this man, what were his achievements, and what did he do to incur the wrath of George Washington to bring about his downfall? You’ll have to hit the “More” button to find out the answers!