The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

Vol. IV: 11 May 1779-31 October 1779

Edited by Richard K. Showman, Elizabeth C. Stevens, Dennis M. Conrad

The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

652 pp., 6.125 x 9.25

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-2305-4
    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.

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"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