The Papers of General Nathanael Greene, Volume VIII: 30 March - 10 July 1781

The Papers of General Nathanael Greene, Volume VIII: 30 March - 10 July 1781

by Dennis M. Conrad
     
 

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This volume continues the story of the American Revolution in the South. Many of the more than 800 documents vividly confirm Nathanael Greene's characterization of the ferocity of the war and the miseries it produced, and they highlight his efforts to end lawlessness and restore the authority of civil government. As the volume opens, Greene has broken off pursuit

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This volume continues the story of the American Revolution in the South. Many of the more than 800 documents vividly confirm Nathanael Greene's characterization of the ferocity of the war and the miseries it produced, and they highlight his efforts to end lawlessness and restore the authority of civil government. As the volume opens, Greene has broken off pursuit of a retreating Lord Cornwallis in North Carolina and enters South Carolina. Despite setbacks at Hobkirk's Hill and Ninety Six, Greene's troops regained control of most of South Carolina and Georgia within three months. Letters from Greene's subordinates trace the course of the war farther north in North Carolina and Virginia during the days leading to the climactic siege at Yorktown.

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"A magnificent work . . . The editors of the Greene papers have produced volumes that will endure for generations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807822128
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
11/20/1995
Series:
Published for the Rhode Island Historical Society
Edition description:
2
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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From the Publisher
A magnificent work that does full justice to an important set of documents illustrating the career and campaigns of one of America's foremost generals. . . . The editors of the Greene papers have produced volumes that will endure for generations.—Military History

The Papers of Nathanael Greene took over a generation to complete and the institutional sponsors of the thirteen volumes should be applauded for their sustained commitment. Equally impressive is the ability of successive editors to maintain high editorial standards over such a long period. These volumes will endure.—Journal of Military History

Meet the Author

Dennis M. Conrad, an editor of the Greene Papers since 1983, is a specialist on Greene's southern campaigns.

Associate editor Roger N. Parks has been with the project since 1989.

Richard K. Showman, chief editor of this series since its inception, has retired since the completion of this volume.

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