Nathanael Greene’s Pistols

Nathanael Greene’s Pistols
Andrew Outten
Historical Programs Manager
July 8, 2022

The Institute’s historical programs manager, Andrew Outten, discusses a pair of holster pistols that was owned by Gen. Nathanael Greene and given to his aide-de-camp, Nathaniel Pendleton, who served under Greene during the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. The brass box-lock pistols were made about 1782 by William Grice and Charles Freeth of Birmingham, England, and feature the initials “NG” engraved on the silver escutcheons. This Lunch Bite focuses on the history of the pistols along with Greene and Pendleton’s relationship and service together.