General Nathanael Greene, “The Fighting Quaker,” George Washington’s right-hand man, was born on this day in 1742 in Warwick, Rhode Island. Greene was one of the great military strategists of the American Revolution, and Washington told his advisors that if he himself should be killed in the war, Greene should take his place as commander of the Continental Army.
Wherever you live in the United States, there’s a good chance that there’s something named after Nathanael Greene near you. There are Greene Counties in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia; there are Greenes, Greensboros, Greensburgs, and Greenvilles in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Tennessee; and there are Greene High Schools, Middle Schools, Elementary Schools, and Academies scattered all across the American landscape — all named after Nathanael Greene.
Why not offer a special homeschool toast today in memory of good General Greene: “To peace and liberty forever.”
What historical anniversaries are you studying in your homeschool this week? 😊
❡ Explore more: For a quick homeschool review of the American Revolution, turn to page 298 in your River Houses history encyclopedia. 📚
❡ Stay up to date: This is one of our occasional posts on Homeschool Holidays & History. Add your name to our weekly mailing list and get great homeschool teaching ideas delivered right to your mailbox all through the year. 🗞
❡ Become a Friend! If you enjoy the educational materials we distribute each week, please support our work and the noble cause of homeschooling by becoming a Friend of the River Houses! Your support keeps us going and growing! 😊