GREENE, Nathanael [1741-1786] -- American Revolutionary general, Major-General
a/k/aSavior of the South, The
He never gained a decided victory, yet his retreats, for which he is noted, had the effect of successes. Congress voted him the highest honors, and he was considered, next to Washington, the greatest general of the revolution.
He is known as "the Savior of the South" for his leadership of his troops against Cornwallis, cutting off the British invasion of the southern colonies. His was the first statue added to the National Statuary Hall collection in the Capitol.