December 14, 2018

Today in History: 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 LibraryNathanael Greene image … [Read more...]

Today in History: Surrender at Yorktown

Today in History–October 19–the Library of Congress features the surrender at Yorktown of British General Charles Cornwallis to General George Washington on this day in 1781. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about Cornwallis and the American Revolution.General Cornwallis primary source setSurrender of Yorktown primary source setCornwallis surrender at Yorktown historical newspaper … [Read more...]