Today in History: Nathanael Greene

Statue of American Revolutionary War Major General Nathanael Greene
Today in History–August 7–the Library of Congress features Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene, born on this day in 1742. A West Point commander, Green replaced the disgraced Benedict Arnold and played a significant part in the defeat of British General Lord Cornwallis at Cowpens, South Carolina.  Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related resources.

Nathanael Greene Was Born from America’s Library

Nathanael Greene image set

Nathanael Greene books

Nathanael Greene correspondence & memorandum

Historical newspaper coverage of General Greene 1789-99

Later historical newspaper coverage of General Nathanael Greene

Periodical articles

More Revolutionary War primary source collections & teaching resources