Skip to comments.General Nathanael Greene Has A Library In Greensboro
Posted on 03/24/2011 4:29:25 AM PDT by Pharmboy
Greensboro, NC-- Visitors to the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, now have a new place to find history. The federal park which is a Revolutionary War battle site, is opening a library.
The library officially opens Wednesday, March 23 and will concentrate on the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. It will be located at 2331 New Garden Road in Greensboro, N.C.
The library, of course, is named after Greensboro's namesake General Nathanael Greene. When it opens, it will be one of only two Revolutionary War research libraries in the country with the Southern Campaign concentration. The other is in York, South Carolina. Initially, the Nathanael Greene Library will be open to the public by appointment by calling the park at (336) 288-1776.
The library is inside a historic house built in 1935 in the 18th century Colonial Revival style with Moravian architectural details. It originally was constructed to be the Park Superintendent's house but as the city grew to surround the Park in-park housing became unnecessary. This current reuse of the house comes after a lengthy process to strip it of years of modern improvements in order to restore it to its original appearance.
In a news release, the home is described as a beautiful, solidly built, historic home will make a great public use library and research center. The park is actively looking for volunteers to staff the library so we can begin regular hours of operation. Interested volunteers can call Nancy Stewart at the Park at (336) 288-1776.
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Interesting news! Thanks for posting.
Nathaniel Greene was one of the most underrated Generals of all time. The British was going to win the war with its Southern Strategy, and Greene was able to slow them to a halt until General Washington trapped them at Yorktown.
Nathanael Greene is one of the great unsung heroes of the Revolutionary War, and it really is a crying shame that more people don’t know more about him. He and his Patriot army stopped Cornwalis cold at Guilford Court House, and set the stage for Yorktown.
Thanks for thaat link Pharmboy.
Greene was a great general and a Great American. Never got to Guilford so this is another reason for another trip down there.
Did get to King’s Mountain and Cowpens though.
Its unfortunate Greene died so soon after the war. He might have made a great President someday.
Once or twice a year, they do some re-enactments. Those are worth attending, certainly. But - if I came a long way to visit the battlefield, I think that I'd leave disappointed.
I've not been to the library yet.
What did you think of King’s Mountain and Cowpens?
I found Cowpens a bit surprising. The which behind which some of the American forces hid from Tarleton’s view before they were needed seemed surprisingly low. Otherwise, the battlefield looked a lot as I imagined it.
King’s Mountain looks a lot like the way it was described - a large hilly area fully forested and the grave of Ferguson in the mdist of the wildnerness was pretty moving. I wonder why the Brits never moved his body back to England.
Despite my dislike of all things Tarleton, his mistake on that count was understandable.
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