Representatives of the Richard Henry Lee Chapter, Virginia Sons of the American Revolution, participated in ceremonies in Halifax County late last month to commemorate American Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene’s strategic defeat of British General Lord Cornwallis.
The ceremonies were organized and hosted by the Dan River Chapter, Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution.
RHL compatriots Michael Rhodes and Stuart Kramer, respectively the president and secretary of the chapter, attended the “Commemoration of General Greene’s Banister River Encampment” in the city of Halifax on Friday, followed by the “Crossing of the Dan River” commemoration in the city of South Boston on Saturday.
In brief, General Greene took over command of the Southern Army of the American forces in December 1780. Greene found that his troops were not up to the task of a head-on battle with the British. He decided to split his army into two forces, use guerilla warfare tactics in an attemp...
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