Greene, Nathaniel (R.I.) Brigadier-General Continental Army,
22d June, 1775; Major-General,
9th August, 1776; Quartermaster-General,
2d March, 1778, to 30th September, 1780.
By the act of 29th October, 1781, it was
“Resolved, that the thanks of the United States in Congress assembled be presented to Major-General Greene, for his wise, decisive and magnanimous conduct in the action of the 8th of September last, near the Eutaw Springs, in South Carolina, in which, with a force inferior in number to that of the enemy, he obtained a most signal victory….that a British stand of colors be presented to Major-General Greene as an honorable testimony of his merit, and a golden medal emblematical of the battle and victory aforesaid."
By the act of 17th January, 1783, it was "Resolved, that the thanks of the United States in Congress assembled be presented to Major-General Greene, for his many signal and important services, and that he be assured that Congress retain a lively sense of the frequent and uniform proofs he has given of prudence, wisdom and military skill during his command in the Southern Department."
By the act of 18th October, 1783, it was " Resolved, that two pieces of the field ordnance taken from the British Army, at the Cowpens, Augusta, or Eutaw be presented by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States to Major-General Greene, as a public testimony of the wisdom, fortitude and skill which distinguished his command in the Southern Department, and of the eminent services, which amidst complicated difficulties and dangers, and against an enemy greatly superior in numbers he has successfully performed for his country; and that a memorandum be engraved on said pieces of ordnance expressive of the substance of this resolution."
Served to 3d November, 1783.
(Died 19th June, 1786.)