1778 January 20 - Henry Lee skirmishes with Captain Banastre Tarleton at the Spread Eagle Tavern near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
1779 August 19 - Henry Lee captures the fort at Paulus Hook (Jersey City), New Jersey. October 21 - Lee's Legion is formed with the addition of three companies of infantry to his cavalry. November 6 - Henry Lee is promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
1781 January 13 - Henry Lee arrives in South Carolina. January 24 - Henry Lee joins Francis Marion in actions at Georgetown, South Carolina. February 25 - Henry Lee defeats Tory forces at Haw River, North Carolina. March 15 - Henry Lee is present at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina. April 15-23 - Henry Lee and Francis Marion successfully lay siege to Fort Watson, South Carolina. May 12 - Henry Lee and Francis Marion secure the surrender of Fort Motte, South Carolina. May 15 - Henry Lee secures the surrender of Fort Granby, South Carolina. May 21 - Henry Lee captures Fort Galphin, South Carolina. May 23-June 4 - Henry Lee supports the Siege of Augusta, Georgia. June 8-June 19 - Henry Lee supports Maj. General Nathanael Greene's failed siege of Ninety-Six, South Carolina. September 7 - Henry Lee is present at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, South Carolina. October - Henry Lee is present at General George Washington's siege at Yorktown, Virginia. December 1 - Henry Lee sees action at Dorchester, South Carolina.
1782 February - Henry Lee is granted a leave of absence.
- Henry Lee marries Matilda Lee.
- Henry Lee is elected to Congress, serving until 1788.
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