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National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Green's Folly was said to have been built around 1789 by Berryman Green, George Washington's quartermaster at Valley Forge.
Green's Folly
Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution

    The Berryman Green Chapter in South Boston, Virginia, is in District III of the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution. The chapter is named for Berryman Green, George Washington's quartermaster at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-78, and later, a resident of Halifax County near South Boston.

    By 1780 the northern war had stagnated and the British moved south in what was known as the Southern Campaign, which quickly became the focal point of the conflict. Lord Cornwallis' British Army had established control over South Carolina and ran the American Southern Army out of North Carolina across the Dan River into Halifax County, Virginia.

VIS approval graphic     It was here that the American Southern Army, led by General Nathanael Greene, gathered the strength, supplies, and forces to reverse roles with the British and chase them through much of North Carolina. Within four months the British had abandoned the state hoping their encampment at Yorktown would save them.

    "The Crossing of the Dan" by the Americans resulted in the beginning of the end for the war. This event is being commemorated each year at the site of the crossing near Boyd's Ferry and has been taken on as an annual project for our chapter.

    For information on joining the Berryman Green Chapter, please use the "Contact" link at the top of this page and also learn more about the process by using the link "Become a Member" which takes you to the National site.


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