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The Resource Greene : revolutionary general, Steven E. Siry

Greene : revolutionary general, Steven E. Siry

Label
Greene : revolutionary general
Title
Greene
Title remainder
revolutionary general
Statement of responsibility
Steven E. Siry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born into a Quaker family, Nathanael Greene had nothing in his background that suggested a military career. After abandoning the Society of Friends' belief in pacifism, his total military training before mid-1773 consisted of serving as a private in the Rhode Island militia for a few hours each week. Yet, recognizing his leadership ability, the Rhode Island Assembly in May 1775 appointed Greene commander of the Rhode Island Army of Observation at the siege of Boston. In June, at age thirty-two, Greene became the youngest general in the Continental Army and the only general who had never held a military commission. When the Revolutionary War ended eight years later, he was the only one of George Washington's generals who had served continuously from its state." "Resourceful and courageous, Greene combined common sense, a keen intellect, fine organizational skills, and a remarkable aptitude for using topographical and geographical information. Indeed, he became Washington's most trusted adviser and eventually ranked second in the command structure of the Continental Army. After distinguishing himself in the northern campaign and providing invaluable service as quartermaster general, Greene became commander of the Southern Department with orders to rebuild its forces following devastating losses in South Carolina in 1760. With Georgia and South Carolina under British control and North Carolina and Virginia threatened by invasion, the situation seemed hopeless." "Greene, however, combined regulars, militia, and guerrillas into a force that used rapid movement and continuous pressure against the British, out-maneuvering and outguessing them. By 1782 British forces were restricted to only two Southern seaports. Greene's tactics of unconventional warfare are just as significant for the wars of today as they were for undoing Great Britain's power in North American during the War for Independence."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Siry, Steven E.
Dewey number
973.3/3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E207.G9
LC item number
S57 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Military profiles
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greene, Nathanael
  • United States
  • Generals
  • United States
  • Greene, Nathanael
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Military campaigns
  • Generals
  • United States
  • Regions & Countries - Americas
  • History & Archaeology
  • United States - General
Label
Greene : revolutionary general, Steven E. Siry
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-108) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings (1742-1774) -- Rebellion (1774-1776) -- Escape (1776) -- Rebirth (1776-1777) -- Transformation (1777-1780) -- Mobility (1780-1781) -- Endgame (1781-1783) -- Aftermath (1783-1786)
Control code
755594961
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 117 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612340623
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d3d8b20f-4268-4acd-b570-43d9453f778f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755594961
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Greene : revolutionary general, Steven E. Siry
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-108) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings (1742-1774) -- Rebellion (1774-1776) -- Escape (1776) -- Rebirth (1776-1777) -- Transformation (1777-1780) -- Mobility (1780-1781) -- Endgame (1781-1783) -- Aftermath (1783-1786)
Control code
755594961
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 117 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612340623
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d3d8b20f-4268-4acd-b570-43d9453f778f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755594961
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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