The Reluctant Partisan: Nathanael Greene's Southern Campaigns, 1780-1783

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Nathanael Greene spent the first five years of the American Revolution serving as a line and field officer in the Continental Army and developed a nuanced revolutionary strategy based on preserving the Continental Army and a belief that all forces should be long-service national troops. He carried these views with him to his command in the southern theater but developed a partisan approach due to problems he faced in the region. Greene effectively kept his army supplied to such an extent that it remained in the field to oppose the British with very little outside assistance. He reluctantly utilized a ... continued below

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Liles, Justin S. May 2005.

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Nathanael Greene spent the first five years of the American Revolution serving as a line and field officer in the Continental Army and developed a nuanced revolutionary strategy based on preserving the Continental Army and a belief that all forces should be long-service national troops. He carried these views with him to his command in the southern theater but developed a partisan approach due to problems he faced in the region. Greene effectively kept his army supplied to such an extent that it remained in the field to oppose the British with very little outside assistance. He reluctantly utilized a partisan strategy while simultaneously arguing for the creation of a permanent Continental force for the region.

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Liles, Justin S. The Reluctant Partisan: Nathanael Greene's Southern Campaigns, 1780-1783, thesis, May 2005; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4766/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .