America’s Top 11 Gen­er­als: #9 Nathanael Greene

America’s Top 11 Generals: #9 Nathanael Greene

Over the years, the Unit­ed States has pro­duced many remark­able gen­er­als and admi­rals, but only a few have stood out as world-class strate­gists and lead­ers of troops. As Vet­er­ans Day approach­es on Novem­ber 11, let’s remem­ber and cel­e­brate them. Here is my list of America’s finest 11 com­man­ders.
Nathanael Greene, 1742 – 1786 (Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War)
A Rhode Island foundry-own­er by trade, Nathanael Greene was emblem­at­ic of the cit­i­zen-sol­dier. At age 33, he was the youngest gen­er­al in the fledg­ling Con­ti­nen­tal Army; unlike his peers, the Quak­er Greene had had no mil­i­tary expe­ri­ence pri­or …