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Alexander Garden

(1757—1829)


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(1757–1829) Revolutionary army officer, born in Charleston, South Carolina. Garden was a member of Lee's Legion (a noted cavalry force commanded by Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee), and later an aide-de-camp to Gen. Nathanael Greene, but known primarily for his postwar role in celebrating and romanticizing the Revolutionary War in a published collection of anecdotes and character portraits (1822). Garden was active in the South Carolina Society of the Cincinnati (1808–29) and became famous for his eulogies of dead patriots.

From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


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