Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse / Edition 1

Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse / Edition 1

by Lawrence E. Babits, Joshua B. Howard
     
 

On March 15, 1781, the armies of Nathanael Greene and Lord Charles Cornwallis fought one of the bloodiest and most intense engagements of the American Revolution at Guilford Courthouse in piedmont North Carolina. In Long, Obstinate, and Bloody, the first book-length examination of the Guilford Courthouse engagement, Lawrence E. Babits and Joshua B. Howard pieceSee more details below

Overview

On March 15, 1781, the armies of Nathanael Greene and Lord Charles Cornwallis fought one of the bloodiest and most intense engagements of the American Revolution at Guilford Courthouse in piedmont North Carolina. In Long, Obstinate, and Bloody, the first book-length examination of the Guilford Courthouse engagement, Lawrence E. Babits and Joshua B. Howard piece together what really happened on the wooded plateau in what is today Greensboro, North Carolina, and identify where individuals stood on the battlefield, when they were there, and what they could have seen, thus producing a new bottom-up story of the engagement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807832660
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/15/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction The Strategic Situation 1

1 The Race to the Dan 13

2 From the Dan to Guilford Courthouse 37

3 Greene's Army 52

4 The British Army Advances 79

5 The First Line 100

6 The Second Line 117

7 The Battle within a Battle 129

8 The Third Line 142

9 The Aftermath 170

10 The Guilford "Crossroads" 190

Epilogue 214

App. A Order of Battle 219

App. B Battle Casualties 223

App. C Postwar Location of Pensioners by State of Service 227

Glossary 229

A Note on Sources 235

Notes 239

Bibliography 269

Index 289

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