|Appears in||Empire: Total War|
|Belongs to||United States|
|Soldiers in each unit||60|
|Tech requirement||Shortened Carbines|
|Produced from||Drill School in the Americas|
|Cost||1240 SP/840 MP|
|Turns to Train||1|
Speed and agility, coupled with the ability to fight on horseback or on foot, makes these men very useful in a fight.
Fast moving and highly skilled, these men are are truly skilled horsemen. They do not fire their carbines whilst mounted, however, preferring to ride men down and dispatch them with cold steel. These impressive collection of skills make them ideal for use against artillery and skirmishers. However, should they find themselves facing well-disciplined line infantry, formed in square, their weakness would swiftly become evident.
Lee's Legion was commanded by Henry "Light Horse" Lee, the father of famed Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Henry Lee's first commission was as Captain of the Virginia Light Dragoons. During his time as a captain he caught the eye of Washington while leading a series of successful raids on enemy supply trains. At Paulus Hook, New Jersey, he increased his renown by taking 400 British soldiers prisoner with the loss of only one of his cavalrymen. This action earned him a gold medal, an honour usually reserved for only men of general's rank.
Lee's Legion is superior to Light Dragoons in terms of melee characteristics and morale, but have worse accuracy. They share skins with Tarleton's Light Dragoons. Contrary to what their description says, Lee's Legion may fire while on horseback. As they are so similar to light dragoons, they fill similar roles, being adept at harassing slower targets thanks to their carbines and being able to retreat quickly due to their quick horses and good stamina. However, even with their superior melee statistics, Lee's Legion is no match for dedicated heavy cavalry or line infantry in a melee.