Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene
Dennis Conrad, editor of the Papers of General Nathanael Greene, presented an assessment of General Greene and the Revolutionary War in the… read more
Dennis Conrad, editor of the Papers of General Nathanael Greene, presented an assessment of General Greene and the Revolutionary War in the South. General Greene, who he termed a forgotten hero of the American Revolution, reconquered the South after the British had destroyed two American armies, overrun two states and was poised to conquer a third. Mr. Conrad talked about General Greene, his command style, and his campaigns to assess why he succeeded where so many other American general officers failed. When the war started, Green was a militia private (the lowest rank possible) but rose to become one of George Washington’s most gifted officers. Mr. Conrad responded to questions from members of the audience.
“General Nathanael Greene: An Appraisal” was a noon lecture in the Jefferson Room of the National Archives on Wednesday, August 26, 2009. close
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