The Continental Army had suffered crushing defeats in the Southern Colonies. General George Washington had seen one army captured in the Siege of Charleston and another one destroyed in the Battle of Camden. The morale of the war in the south was not good to say the least. However, there was one bright spot and that was Nathanael Greene.
Nathanael Greene was a former Quaker from Rhode Island who had served in the Rhode Island militia as a young man and had managed to rise through the ranks on his own merit. He was a brilliant tactician and a great administrator. He served George Washington as a Quartermaster General. Although Greene preferred it on the battlefield he served well and re-organized the supply lines of the Continental Army. When, General Horatio Gates fled from battle and then replaced by Greene. [Read more…]