Across old York Road from the Moland House was Major General Nathaniel Greene’s headquarters. All orders to the army were posted here. The whipping post stood there as well and the post office was nearby. On August 17, 1777 General Green wrote General Varnum, “Our situation is not a little awkward-buried in the country, out of hearing of the enemy. His excellency is exceedingly impatient; but it is said, if Philadelphia is lost, all, all is ruined.”
On the morning of August 21st, Major General Nathaniel Green joined in a Council of War in the reception room of the Moland House.
Green was one of the most trusted generals of the Revolutionary army, Washington’s friend and comrade-in-arms. The Greene family was among the earliest settlers in Rhode Island and helped establish the colony. John Greene was the founder of the family in the new colony. Nathanael Greene was born July 27, 1742 (old style, which is August 7, 1742 new style), He died on June 19, 1786.