A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Dec 31, 2000 - History - 231 pages
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The battle of Cowpens was a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary War in the South and stands as perhaps the finest American tactical demonstration of the entire war. On 17 January 1781, Daniel Morgan's force of Continental troops and militia routed
 

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User Review  - rgrizzr1 - LibraryThing

This is a bible for the Battle of Cowpens -- an excellent treatment. Only minor errors, nothing significant, i.e., Joseph Pickens is identified as Andrew pickens' younger brother. Joseph was 2-1/2 ... Read full review

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User Review  - ksmyth - LibraryThing

Babits book on Cowpens clears up a lot of questions about unit strength, the composition of the American force at Cowpens, as well as troop movements during the battle. It is very readable and quite interesting. Read full review

Contents

Tactics
11
The Opponents
23
Prebattle Activities
48
The Stage is Set
61
The Skirmish Line
81
The Militia Line
87
The Main Line
100
Cavalry Actions
124
The Aftermath
137
Epilogue
150
Notes
161
Bibliography
207
Index
221
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Page 8 - DEAR TARLETON : I sent Haldane to you last night, to desire you would pass Broad river with the legion and the first battalion of the 71st as soon as possible. If Morgan is still at Williams's, or any where within your reach, I should wish you to push him to the utmost.

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Lawrence E. Babits is professor of maritime history and nautical archaeology at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

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