The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

Vol. I: December 1766 to December 1776

Edited by Richard K. Showman, Margaret Cobb, Robert E. McCarthy

The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

469 pp., 6.125 x 9.25

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-2303-0
    Published: May 2015

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These volumes, published in conjunction with the Rhode Island Historical Society, represent the result of an exhaustive search for documents relating to the life and career of Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene. The papers--letters and documents received by Greene as well as those sent by him--are carefully edited and fully annotated. The editors reproduce many items in full but abstract papers that are of lesser significance. Greene, who served as quartermaster general of the army and later as commander of the forces fighting in the southern theater, is generally considered the ablest of Washington's generals. His papers are a vital source of information on the war itself as well as on the man.


“These five volumes substantially enrich our understanding of Greene and the war in the South and make us eager for the publication of the remaining four volumes of this most important edition.”--Journal of Southern History

"The Papers of Nathanael Greene took over a generation to complete and the institutional sponsors of the thirteen volumes should be applauded for their sustained commitment. Equally impressive is the ability of successive editors to maintain high editorial standards over such a long period. These volumes will endure."--Journal of Military History