Person:Nathanael Greene (3)

Major General Nathanael Greene, Jr.
m. 18 Apr 1739
  1. Jacob Greene1739/40 - 1808
  2. Phebe Greene1740/1 - 1741
  3. Major General 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 Greene
Facts and Events
Name[2][4][5] Major General Nathanael Greene, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 27 Jul 1742 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Military[2] 1773-8 May 1775 Private in the American Revolutionary War
Marriage 20 Jul 1774 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United Statesto 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
Reference Number? Q366113?
Death[2] 19 Jun 1786 Chatham, Georgia, United StatesSunstroke
Burial[3] 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.

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  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. 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, Pg 2, No 822.
  5. Nathanael's name is frequently mispelled Nathaniel.