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Continental General Nathanael Greene
Nathanael Greene Born: July 27, 1742; Potowomut (Warwick), Rhode Island
Died: June 19, 1786; Savannah, Georgia

Battles: Trenton, Guilford Courthouse



1742
July 7 - Nathanael Greene is born in Potowomut, Rhode Island.

1770
- Nathanael Greene serves as a deputy to the Rhode Island General Assembly.

1771
- Nathanael Greene serves as a deputy to the Rhode Island General Assembly.

1772
- Nathanael Greene serves as a deputy to the Rhode Island General Assembly.

1773
July 5 - Nathanael Greene is suspended from the Society of Friends (Quakers).
September 30 - Nathanael Greene attends a military parade and is removed from the Quakers.

1774
July 20 - Nathanael Greene marries Catherine Littlefield.
August - Nathanael Greene organizes militia in East Greenwich and serves as a private.

1775
- Nathanael Greene serves as a deputy to the Rhode Island General Assembly.
May 8 - Nathanael Greene is commissioned brigadier general and commander of the Rhode Island Army of Observation.
June 17 - Nathanael Greene misses the Battle of Bunker Hill petitioning for supplies back home.
June 22 - Nathanael Greene is commissioned into the Continental Army as a Brigadier General.
July 4 - Nathanael Greene meets General George Washington outside Boston, Massachusetts.

1776
April 1 - Nathanael Greene leads his brigades to New York.
April - Nathanael Greene is given command of Long Island, New York.
August 9 - Nathanael Greene is promoted to Major General.
August 17 - Nathanael Greene misses the Battle of Long Island because he is bedridden.
September 16 - Nathanael Greene sees his first action at the Battle of Harlem Heights, New York.
October - Nathanael Greene is given command of all troops in New Jersey.
October 12 - Nathanael Greene attacks Staten Island, but withdraws.
November 19 - Nathanael Greene evacuates Fort Lee, New York.
December 26 - Nathanael Greene commands the right wing at the Battle of Trenton, New Jersey.








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