“We are soldiers who devote ourselves to arms not for the invasion of other countries, but for the defence of our own, not for the gratification of our private interests but for public security” – Nathanael Greene

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Nathanael Greene (August 7,1742 – June 19, 1786)
Was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. He emerged from the war with a reputation as commanding General George Washington’s most gifted and dependable officer, and is known for his successful command in the Southern theater of the war. After the war, he declined appointment as Secretary of War
under the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union central government and received land grants from the several Southern states. He died at age 43 at his Mulberry Grove Plantation in Chatham County, Georgia in 1786.