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The Skipwith Revolutionary War Collection consists primarily of the papers of Nathanael Greene, Major-General of the Continental Army. During the latter years of the war, Greene commanded the Southern Army, which had suffered from weaker commanders.

 

Materials in this collection were donated by Kate Skipwith, a descendant of Greene. Primarily, materials include correspondence from important Revolutionary figures, such as George Washington, John Hancock, Thadeus Kosciuszko and others to General Greene. Topics in these letters include reports of Native American involvement in the War, troop morale, battle descriptions, troop movements and more. Other notable items in this collection include a sheet of Continental currency, a 1777 hand-drawn map of Philadelphia operations, and portraits of Revolutionary figures.

 

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