Forgotten Patriot

The Life & Times of Major-General Nathanael Greene

by Lee P. Anderson

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Synopsis

A Biography of one of Americas first hero's. Nathanael Greene was a Quaker from Rhode Island who abandoned his religious upbringing and strived to learn more than only what he found in his own backyard. Educated by some of the greatest minds of the late eighteenth century, as well as be self-taught, Nathanael Greene became a master of human nature, politics and military tactics. As a young man he served in the Rhode Island Assembly prior to the Revolutionary War and with a fever pitched love of freedom, soon joined the members of the Sons of Liberty in their quest for independence from their oppressor, England. With the onset of the Revolutionary War, Greene joined the militia as a private and rocketed to the rank of Brigadier General in less than a year. He soon would be George Washington's most trusted general and the most dreaded foe the British would face in the war. Contrary to what is in most history books, the war did not end in 1781, and Greene was alone in the American struggle to oust the British from our shores. For two years, Greene fought a bitterly contested war in the Southern States and ultimately emerged victorious. Denouncing the call of his fellow countrymen to enter politics, Nathanael Greene chose instead to settle down with his family and live the life of a gentleman farmer on his plantation in Georgia. The service and devotion Greene gave to his country has never been recognized and is long overdue. This author intends to rectify that situation.

About the Author

Lee Patrick Anderson is a Philadelphia-area native who first realized his passion for seeking the truth in American history at a very young age. At the age of eight, during a visit to Valley Forge, he learned that no battles had actually been fought at that historic site. This was confusing to an eight-year-old, considering the cannons that lined the borders of the park. From that point forward, he endeavored to learn the truth about American history and the lives and times of her people. He resides in Mullica Hill, New Jersey with his wife and daughters.