Item #81078 Sketches of the Life and Correspondence of Nathaniel Greene, Major. William JOHNSON.

Sketches of the Life and Correspondence of Nathaniel Greene, Major

Item #81078

JOHNSON, William. Sketches of the Life and Correspondence of Nathaniel Greene, Major General of the Armies of the United States, in the War of the Revolution. Compiled Chiefly from Original Materials. Charleston: Printed for the Author, by A.E. Miller, 1822. 1st ed. 2 Vols. 4tos. xi,515,[1, errata];476,[1, errata], 11pp. Portrait frontis., folding map, 7 plans. Foxing as usual; some normal wear, else a very good set in orig. full calf, with black leather spine labels. In two slipcases. HOWES J-1156, "aa." Sabin 36344. This copy contains the eleven-page Appendix, which Howes notes as "not in all copies," which discusses other published works detracting from Greene's character and accomplishments. A detailed biography of the famed Revolutionary general, emphasizing his service during the Revolution, in which he played an important role. Greene and George Washington share the distinction of being the only two generals who served throughout the entire War of American Independence in the Continental Army. Early in the war Greene served with distinction at the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown, and others. As commander of the Southern Department from 1780-83, he was instrumental in retaking South Carolina from the British and in guarding the southern flank of the rebel colonies. Furthermore, his organizational skills as quartermaster general helped to keep the Continental Army supplied and outfitted on its way to victory. The folding map depicts "The Seat of War of the Revolution in the Southern States; Shewing the principal movements of the hostile armies," with the routes of the forces under Cornwallis, Greene, Morgan, Rawson Lee, and Lafayette traced by hand in different colors. The plans include illustrations of the battlefields of Eutaws, Camden, Guilford, Germantown, and Cowpens.

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