Nathanael Greene

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Nathanael Greene
Nickname"The Savior of the South"
"The Fighting Quaker"
Born(1742-07-27)July 27, 1742
Potowomut, Warwick, Rhode Island
DiedJune 19, 1786(1786-06-19) (aged 43)
Mulberry Grove Plantation, Chatham County, Georgia
Buried atJohnson Square
Savannah, Georgia
AllegianceUnited States
Years of service1775–1783
RankMajor General
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War
Siege of Boston
Battle of Harlem Heights
Battle of Fort Washington
Battle of Trenton
Battle of Brandywine
Battle of Germantown
Battle of Monmouth
Battle of Rhode Island
Battle of Springfield (1780)
Battle of Guilford Court House
Battle of Hobkirk's Hill
Siege of Ninety-Six
Battle of Eutaw Springs

Nathanael Greene (July 27, 1742 - June 19, 1786) was a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He was from Rhode Island and was a Quaker. Before the war, he was a blacksmith and a delegate to the Rhode Island General Assembly. During the war, he commanded a fort in Boston and a part of Washington's army during the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia campaigns. Late in the war, Greene commanded an army in the South. After the war, he moved to Georgia, where he died of sunstroke.