General Greene (Great Commanders)

By: Greene, Francis Vinton

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1970 reissue of 1873 original. No jacket. Bookplate on front free endpaper, top page ridge very faintly foxed. 332 pp. General Nathanael Greene commanded the Southern army during the Revolutionary War, and after a series of successful battles, forced the British to retreat. After the Battle of Eutaw Springs, he caused the British evacuation of Charleston. Nathanael Greene (August 7 [O.S. July 27] 1742 – June 19, 1786, sometimes misspelled Nathaniel) was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. He emerged from the war with a reputation as General George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer, and is known for his successful command in the southern theater of the war. Born into a prosperous Quaker family in Warwick, Rhode Island, Greene became active in the resistance to British revenue policies in the early 1770s and helped establish the Kentish Guards, a state militia. After the April 1775 Battles of Lexington and Concord, the legislature of Rhode Island established an army and appointed Greene to command it. Later in the year, Greene became a general in the newly-established Continental Army. Greene served under Washington in the Boston campaign, the New York and New Jersey campaign, and the Philadelphia campaign before being appointed quartermaster general of the Continental Army in 1778. In October 1780, General Washington appointed Greene as the commander of the Continental Army in the southern theater. After taking command, Greene engaged in a successful campaign of guerrilla warfare against the numerically superior force of General Charles Cornwallis. He inflicted heavy losses on British forces at Battle of Guilford Court House, the Battle of Hobkirk's Hill, and the Battle of Eutaw Springs, eroding British control of the Southern United States. Major fighting on land came to an end following the surrender of Cornwallis at the Battle of Yorktown in October 1781, but Greene continued to serve in the Continental Army until late 1783. After the war, he sought to become a successful planter in the South, but died in 1786 at his Mulberry Grove Plantation in Chatham County, Georgia. Many places in the United States are named after Greene.

Title: General Greene (Great Commanders)

Author: Greene, Francis Vinton

Categories: Military, Military, Revolutionary Era through 1800,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: New York, Research Reprints, Inc.: 1970

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2303565

Keywords: MILITARY BIOGRAPHY GREAT COMMANDERS FRANCIS VINTON GREENE NATHANIEL GREENE AMERICAN HISTORY REVOLUTION REVOLUTIONARY WAR,