The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


Edward Carrington (1749-1810)
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Edward Carrington, born in Charlotte County, Virginia, served as General Nathanael Greene's second in command during the southern campaign. After receiving his commission as lieutenant-colonel of artillery on 30 November 1776, he was captured in Charleston, S.C. Later, he joined Greene during the retreat to the Dan River. Carrington was also present at Hobkirk's Hill and Yorktown. In addition to his military service, he was a member of the Continental Congress and mayor of Richmond, Virginia.