The town of Greeneville, TN, is characterized for the spelling of Greene after the revolutionary war hero Nathaniel Greene. Local citizens are very careful to include the "E" in his honor. Greene was one of Washington's noblest and most effective generals. What is not widely known, according to the Ripley people, is that Greene had first been rejected as a private in the Rhode Island militia because he walked with a limp.

Illustration by J. Michael Shannon, Professor of Preaching, Cincinnati Bible College & Seminary, Cincinnati, OH.