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Nathanael Greene and the Myth of the Valiant Few

Description: Nathan Greene is the Revolutionary Warfare general most associated with unconventional warfare. The historiography of the southern campaign of the revolution uniformly agrees he was a guerrilla leader. Best evidence shows, however, that Nathanael Greene was completely conventional -- that his strategy, operations, tactics, and logistics all strongly resembled that of Washington in the northern theater and of the British commanders against whom he fought in the south. By establishing that Greene was within the mainstream of eighteenth-century military science this dissertation also challenges the prevailing historiography of the American Revolution in general, especially its military aspects. The historiography overwhelmingly argues the myth of the valiant few -- the notion that a minority of colonists persuaded an apathetic majority to follow them in overthrowing the royal government, eking out an improbable victory. Broad and thorough research indicates the Patriot faction in the American Revolution was a clear majority not only throughout the colonies but in each individual colony. Far from the miraculous victory current historiography postulates, American independence was based on the most prosaic of principles -- manpower advantage.
Date: December 2017
Creator: Smith, David R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Three TXSSAR and DAR Members]

Description: Photograph of William S. Covington, Jr. and John Anderson, Jr. with an unknown Daughters of the American Revolution member. William Covington is dressed in a historical costume and the TXSSAR seal can be seen in the background.
Date: January 23, 2016
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Supplemental Ancestor certificate, John David Anderson Jr.]

Description: A supplemental ancestor certificate for John David Anderson Jr. certifying that he is a member of The Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, as a descendant of Daniel McNeil. The NSSAR seal is attached and the certificate is signed by NSSAR's President General.
Date: December 21, 2017
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, Arlington Chapter 7
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Membership certificate, Allan John Husch]

Description: A membership certificate for Allan John Husch certifying that he is a member of The Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, as a descendant of Adam Wise, Sr. The NSSAR seal is attached and the certificate is signed by NSSAR's President General and Secretary General and the TXSSAR State President and State Secretary.
Date: April 21, 2017
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, Arlington Chapter 7
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution 121st Annual Convention

Description: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, 121th Annual Convention, held from March 31 through April 3, 2016, in Plano / East Fork Trinity, meeting schedule. The meeting schedule gives only a brief overview of what is to be expected at the annual convention.
Date: 2016
Creator: Sons of the American Revolution. Texas Society. Arlington Chapter 7.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Texas SAR Arlington Chapter #7 & Arlington Landmark Preservation Commission

Description: Texas Sons of the American Revolution Chapter #7 and the Arlington Landmark Preservation Commission invitation to join them for a reception and graveside ceremony with Honorary Musket Salute on Saturday, March 12th, 2016. The Texas SAR Arlington Chapter and Arlington's Your History Connection, will hold a reception prior to the graveside ceremony. Reception at Noon, at the Fielder House Museum, Join Ceremony at 2:00 p.m. at the Arlington Cemetery.
Date: 2016
Creator: Sons of the American Revolution. Texas Society. Arlington Chapter 7.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Men with Certificate]

Description: Photograph of several individuals at a TXSSAR convention. In the center of the photo, William Covington holds a certificate. Most of the men are wearing historic costumes and are surrounded by other Revolutionary props and uniforms.
Date: April 1, 2016
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Men at TXSSAR Convention]

Description: Photograph of unknown men and Arlington Chapter President, John Anderson, at a TXSSAR convention. Audience chairs can be seen in the foreground. A decorative picture hangs in the background.
Date: April 1, 2016
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Table Top Centerpieces]

Description: Photograph of an American flag centerpiece at a TXSSAR meeting and reception. On either side of the flag centerpiece are other red, white, and blue decorations with "S.A.R" lettering. A piano can be seen in the background.
Date: March 12, 2016
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Arlington Chapter Members at Meeting]

Description: Photograph of several individuals at a TXSSAR meeting and reception. One man is dressed in historic uniform while three other men are seen in conversation in the right side of the photo. Antique furniture and photographs can be seen in the background.
Date: March 12, 2016
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[TXSSAR Members and Costumes]

Description: Photograph of several individuals at a TXSSAR convention. William Covington is being pinned with an item in the center of the photo. In the background and foreground costume pieces and props from Revolutionary times can be seen.
Date: April 1, 2016
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Man with Bayonet and Flags]

Description: Photograph of William Covington at a TXSSAR meeting. Mr. Covington is wearing a historic costume and carrying a musket with a bayonet attached. In the background, American, Texas, and TXSSAR flags are visible.
Date: April 9, 2016
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Dessert at TXSSAR Meeting]

Description: Photograph of a dessert spread at a TXSSAR meeting and reception. Cupcakes, brownies, and red, white, and blue decorations are visible in the photo. An organ and display case are visible in the background.
Date: March 12, 2016
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections