June 19, 2018

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

Historic newspaper coverage of General Greene 1789-99

Later historic newspaper coverage of General Nathanael Greene

George W. Greene’s Life of Nathanael Greene” The North American Review, Volume 106, Issue 219, April 1868

Greene’s Life of Major-General Nathanael Greene” The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 21, Issue 126, April 1868

Greene’s Life of Major-General Nathanael Greene” [Volume II]  The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 27, Issue 164, June 1871

G. W. Greene’s Life of Nathaniel Greene” [Volume II]  The North American Review, Volume 113, Issue 233, October 1871

General Nathanael GreeneThe New England Magazine, Volume 23, Issue 5, Jan 1898

More Revolutionary War primary source collections & teaching resources

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