Nathanael Greene

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Nathanael Greene

Born: Rhode Island

Age in 1775: 32

Profession: Businessman, forge owner

Principal Contribution: Major General, Quartermaster General, commander who bested British General Cornwallis in the South, 1781.

Personal characteristics: Lame, asthmatic, analytical, brilliant strategist.

Quote: 1781 “We fight get beat rise and fight again.”

Later life: Struggled against debt, suffered a stroke.

Died: 1786