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Nathaniel Greene (July 27, 1742 - June 19, 1786) was a Major General of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. He was born in Potowomut, Rhode Island and died on his estate at Mulbuty Grove, near Savannah, Georgia.

Major General Greene commanded the American forces at the Battle of Guilford Court House (in North Carolina) on 15 March 1781. The Americans lost that battle, but their harassing tactics slowed down the north-eastward movement of Lord Cornwallis's British forces enough to allow the Americans to prepare to defeat them at Yorktown, Virginia, where the British were forced to surrender on 19 October 1781, after a 20-day siege, thus ending the war.

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