Person:Nathanael Greene (3)

Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, Jr.
m. 18 Apr 1739
  1. Jacob Greene1739/40 - 1808
  2. Phebe Greene1740/41 - 1741
  3. Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, Jr.1742 - 1786
  4. William Greene1743 - Bef 1826
  5. Elihu Greene1746 -
  6. Christopher Greene1748 - Bef 1831
  7. Perry Greene1749 -
m. 20 Jul 1774
  1. Mary Greene
  2. Cornelia Lott Greene1779 -
Facts and Events
Name[2][3][4][5] Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 27 Jul 1742 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Military[2] From 1773 to 8 May 1775 Private in the American Revolutionary War
Marriage 20 Jul 1774 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States(her 1st husband; 3 children)
to Catherine Littlefield
Military[2] 8 May 1775 Promoted to Major General of the Rhode Island Army of Observation
Military[2] 22 Jun 1775 Appointed brigadier of the Continental Army by the Continental Congress
Military[2] 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
Death[2] 19 Jun 1786 Chatham, Georgia, United StatesSunstroke
Burial[3] Aft 19 Jun 1786 Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States
Reference Number? Q366113?

Nathanael's name is frequently mispelled Nathaniel.

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Nathanael Greene (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.

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References
  1. 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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 wikipedia:Nathanael Greene, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nathanael Green, in Find A Grave.
  4. 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, p. 2, No. 822.
  5. Mackenzie, George Norbury, and Nelson Osgood Rhoades. Colonial families of the United States of America: in which is given the history, genealogy and armorial bearings of colonial families who settled in the American colonies from the time of the settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775. (New York, Boston: The Grafton Press, 1907)
    p. 498.