Nathanael Greene was George Washington's most trusted confidant, friend, and general officer. Greene was a Quaker until 1774. With no military experience he would become known as the strategist of the American Revolution and Washington's chosen second in command.
Nathanael Greene's role in the War for Independence was vital—indeed, had he not courageously faced the challenges before him the history of the United States would be vastly altered.
It was General Greene who petitioned Congress for a Declaration of Independence. It was Greene who pulled the Continental Army from the throes of death at Valley Forge. It was General Nathanael Greene who was given the desperate task of commanding the Southern Department of the Continental Army after other commanders had failed. And it was Greene who drove British General Cornwallis to surrender at Yorktown.
Resented by powerful politicians for his continuous urging to remember and properly supply the army throughout the eight long years they fought to obtain Independence—Greene was ultimately forsaken by Congress and negated from history.
Nathanael Greene’s story is not complete without the telling of his vivacious Caty and the five children born to them during the War. Freedom's Cost introduces the reader not only to Nathanael Greene the warrior but to the man.