GENERALS OF THE AMERICAN
SECOND ONLY TO WASHINGTON
BUILT THIS HOUSE IN 1770
AND LIVED IN IT UNTIL AS A PRIVATE
HE JOINED THE ARMY AT
CAMBRIDGE IN 1775
Nathanael Greene 1742 was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War.
When the war began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible.
On May 8, 1775, he was promoted from private to Major General of the Rhode Island Army of Observation formed in response to the siege of Boston.
He was appointed a brigadier of the Continental Army by the Continental Congress on June 22, 1775.
He emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer.
Greene suffered financial difficulties in the post-war years,
North and South Carolina and Georgia voted Greene liberal grants of lands and money.
After twice refusing the post of Secretary of War, Greene settled in 1785 on his Georgia estate.
He died suddenly of sunstroke on June 19, 1786.
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