Major General Nathanael Greene, Jr.
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||Major General Nathanael Greene, Jr.
||27 Jul 1742
||Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
||1773-8 May 1775
||Private in the American Revolutionary War
||20 Jul 1774
||Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United Statesto Catherine Littlefield
||8 May 1775
||Promoted to Major General of the Rhode Island Army of Observation
||22 Jun 1775
||Appointed brigadier of the Continental Army by the Continental Congress
||9 Aug 1776
||Promoted to be one of the four major generals and was put in command of the Continental Army troops on Long Island
||19 Jun 1786
||Chatham, Georgia, United StatesSunstroke
||Johnson Square, Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States
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Nathanael Greene (June 19, 1786, frequently misspelled Nathaniel) was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War, known for his successful command in the Southern Campaign, forcing British general Charles Cornwallis to abandon the Carolinas and head for Virginia. When the war began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer. Many places in the United States are named for him. Greene suffered financial difficulties in the post-war years and died suddenly of sunstroke in 1786.
- ↑ Warwick Births and Deaths, in Arnold, James N. Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636–1850: First series, births, marriages and deaths. A family register for the people. (Narragansett Hist. Publ. Co., 1891), 172.
GREENE, Nathaniel, of Nathaniel and Mary, [born] July 27, 1742.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 wikipedia:Nathanael Greene, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- ↑ Nathanael Green, in Find A Grave.
- ↑ Daughters of the American Revolution. Lineage book of the Daughters of the American Revolution. (Washington, District of Columbia: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1891-1939), Vol 2, Pg 2, No 822.
- ↑ Nathanael's name is frequently mispelled Nathaniel.
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