Saturday, November 17, 2007

Gen. Nathanael Greene, re: The Backcountry

From The Road to Guilford Courthouse, by John Buchanan, ©1997, John Wiley & Sons, page 140:

    "Even General Nathanael Greene, whose highly critical views of militia were well known and often justified, in a letter to Alexander Hamilton nevertheless admitted that 'there is a great spirit of enterprise among the back people; and those that come out as Volunteers are not a little formidable to the enemy. There are also some particular Corps under Sumpter, Marion and Clarke that are bold and daring.'"