Excerpt from The Life, Letters and Despatches of Major-General Nathaniel Greene: With Portraits, Maps, and Battle-Plans, in Style Similar to Sparks’s Washington, From the Original Manuscript in the Possession of His Family; With a Life
Of all the materials for the History of the War of the Revolution, there are none, which, after the letters and despatches of Washington, are so important as the letters and despatches of Major-General Greene. General Greene joined the army at the camp before Boston, immediately after the battle of Lexington, in 1775, and continued in active service, without a day’s furlough, to the final disbandment, in 1783. From the spring of 1778 to the summer of 1780 he filled, in addition to his rank as Major-General, the office of Quartermaster-General, which he accepted at the urgent solicitation of Washington; which he found in a state of absolute disorganization; and which, under all the disadvantages of an exhausted country and depreciated currency, he administered with such promptitude and efficiency as to call forth from the Commander-in-Chief the assurance that no plan of operations had ever been thwarted or delayed by want of cooperation in his department.
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Author: George Washington Greene
Manufacturer: Forgotten Books
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 24
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Publication Date: 2015-09-27
Publisher: Forgotten Books