The Cowpens-Guilford Courthouse Campaign / Edition 1

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Overview

On January 17, 1781, near Cowpens, a drover's camp on the old Cherokee trading trail in Carolina territory, Continental troops and horsemen under the direction of Daniel Morgan inflicted a stunning defeat on a crack British detachment led by the ruthless Banastre Tarleton, commander of Lord Cornwallis's cavalry. Although Tarleton fled the battlefield to avoid capture, the American victory effectively destroyed the light corps of the British army in the South. Stung by the loss, Cornwallis ordered a deliberate and dogged chase of the American rebels, a campaign that meandered through the wilderness and small communities of the Carolinas.

After months of retreating, the Continental army under the command of Nathanael Greene, a Rhode Island Quaker, chose to confront the British army near Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina. Although they fought with tenacity, the Americans were forced to retreat, but Cornwallis's army had suffered casualties too heavy to pursue the Continentals and instead fell back to the port city of Wilmington. Discouraged by the guerrilla tactics, Cornwallis moved north, to his final defeat at Yorktown.

In The Cowpens-Guilford Courthouse Campaign, Burke Davis provides an engaging account of the key battles in the American South, demonstrating that it was here that the strength of the Continental army's resistance to superior British forces laid the foundations for the final American victory.

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"A remarkable chronicle. Davis's characterizations of the various commanders are sharp; his descriptions of the terrain concise. The graphic explanations of arms and logistics will delight the technically minded."—John Toland, New York Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812218329
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Burke Davis is the author of many books, including Gray Fox: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War, Jeb Stuart: The Last Cavalier, and Black Heroes of the American Revolution. He lives in North Carolina.
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Table of Contents

Prelude 3
1. Cowpens, January 17, 1781 18
2. The Chase Begins 49
3. Cowan's Ford 75
4. One More River 101
5. The Ground Is Chosen 121
6. Guilford Courthouse, March 15, 1781 146
7. Epilogue 179
8. The Lessons 188
Postscript 199
Bibliography 201
Index 205
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