Friday, December 2, 2016

Favorite Ancestors: Arnold & Greene

My research has led to a great appreciation for the Revolutionary War era. This takes me to two of my favorite cousins:

Nathanael Greene: Quartermaster General of Washington's Army. He was one of Washington's top and favorite generals. Greene was assigned to command the Southern campaign after Horatio Gates was defeated at Camden, SC. [Gates was the choice of Congress; Greene was Washington's choice.]
He kept Cornwallis off his game and managed to keep an army in the field until Yorktown.

Benedict Arnold: He was one of Washington's most courageous and effective generals until he agreed to sell the plans to West Point to the British. His own vanity was his worst enemy. Had Arnold been killed at Saratoga instead of being seriously wounded, he would have been one of America's greatest heroes.

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