Washington and His Generals - Vol. 2

Washington and His Generals - Vol. 2

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Washington and His Generals - Vol. 2

Washington and His Generals - Vol. 2

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His early Life--Whipped by his Father--appointed Brigadier-General
--Is Sick during the Battle of Long Island--Bravery at Brandywine,
and Germantown, and Springfield--Appointed over the Southern
Army--Battle of Cowpens--His famous retreat through the Caro
linas--Battle of Guilford--Battle of Hobkirk's Hill--Turns fiercely
on Cornwallis's Line of Posts--Storming of Ninety-six--Battle of
Eutaw Springs--Distress and Nakedness of his Army--Triumphant
Entrance into Charleston--Removes South--Death and Character.

IT is pleasant to take up a character, the resplendent qualities of which are not darkened by serious defects. Arnold was adventurous and heroic, but he lacked principle--Lee, brilliant and brave, but too ambitious; while Greene possessed all their good qualities, with none of their bad ones. Poor, and without patrons, he began his career on the lowest steps of fame's ladder, and by his energy and effort alone, reached the highest --yet he never became dizzy by elevation, nor exhibited any of those weak or wicked passions power and rank so invariably develope.

NATHANIEL GREENE was born in Warwick, Rhode Island, May 27th, 1742, and hence was a young man at the breaking out of the Revolution. His father was a Quaker preacher; and young Nathaniel was early . . .

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