National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Papers of General Nathanael Greene

Rhode Island Historical Society

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A selective edition of the papers of Nathanael Greene (1742 –1786), 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. Greene emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer.

Complete in 13 volumes

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Nathanael Greene painted from life in 1783 by Charles Wilson Peale.


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