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Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Greenville's General

 
 
Greenville's General Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 24, 2008
1. Greenville's General Marker
Inscription.
Have you heard the story of General Greene,
A Rhode Island private who followed his dream.
In 1780 as Washington's man
He came to our state to free our great land.

Armies of British were sent by the King,
But they were no match for the genius of Greene.
Backed by the bravest of ill-equipped men
The Patriots fought to the glorious end.

There were Pickens and Sumter and Marion too,
Wild men at heart but to Greene they were true.
These Ghosts of the Woodlands who took up the cause
Gave the redcoats and Indians a reason to pause.

From the hills to the coast they took back our land,
For Liberty's sake they took a bold stand.
Our Nation was born by the Team and the Scheme
Of Marion, Sumter, Pickens and Greene.

To thank these great leaders and honor Greene's skill
Our town and our county were christened Greeneville.

[Along the base of the steps leading up to the Nathanael Greene statue are the words]:
I will recover the country or die in the attempt

 
Erected 2006.
 
Location. 34° 50.842′ N, 82° 24.018′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville
Nathanael Greene Park image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 24, 2008
2. Nathanael Greene Park
I will recover the country or die in the attempt
The marker is located near the feet of the statue. The building behind is the Greenville News building.
County. Marker is on South Main Street (State Highway 124) near East Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis Marion (here, next to this marker); Thomas Sumter (here, next to this marker); Andrew Pickens (here, next to this marker); Old Glory (a few steps from this marker); The South Carolina Flag (a few steps from this marker); Guilford Courthouse Flag (a few steps from this marker); The Betsy Ross Flag (a few steps from this marker); Harper Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Roger Craft Peace Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The Moultrie Flag (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located at the intersection of Main and Broad Streets, beside the Greenville News building and across from the Peace Center for the Performing Arts.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nathanael Greene. Nathanael Greene (August 7, 1742 – June 19, 1786) was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on August 28, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Nathanael Greene Biography. One of the most trusted
Greenville's General Statue with<br><i>Greenville News</I> Building image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 4, 2010
3. Greenville's General Statue with
Greenville News Building
generals of the Revolutionary army was Nathanael Greene, Washington's friend and comrade-in-arms. (Submitted on August 28, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. List of Places Named for Nathanael Greene. This is a list of places in the United States named for Nathanael Greene. (Submitted on March 28, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636). USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636), a James Madison-class fleet ballistic missile submarine, was one of three ships of the United States Navy to be named for Major General Nathanael Greene (1746–1782), who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on March 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. USS General Greene (1799). The second USS General Greene was a frigate in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France. (Submitted on March 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Nathanael Greene Statue image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 24, 2008
4. Nathanael Greene Statue
Sculpture by T.J. Dixon & James Nelson.
Nathanael Greene Statue image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 24, 2008
5. Nathanael Greene Statue
Nathanael Greene Profile image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 24, 2008
6. Nathanael Greene Profile
Nathanael Greene Statue image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 24, 2008
7. Nathanael Greene Statue
One of the Ten Mice in Downtown Greenville image. Click for more information.
By Brian Scott, August 24, 2008
8. One of the Ten Mice in Downtown Greenville
Scattered throughout downtown Greenville are small sculptures of "Mice on Main." This one, the tenth, comes complete with drum and tri-corner hat. He sits between Greene's boots, perched and ready for action. The mice were sculpted by Zan Wells and based on an idea by former Greenville student Jimmy Ryan.
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