The Revolutionary War in the Southern Back Country

Overview

Small armies of men waged a ferocious series of battles in the southern theater, changing the outcome of the Revolutionary War. When the British effort to subdue the Colonies moved to the southern provinces, the men of Appalachia sought to protect their homes and families. In the winter of 1780-81, the turning point of the southern war occurred in the Carolina back country. A trio of battles occurred at Kings Mountain, Cowpens, and Guilford Court House. These clashes proved pivotal to American independence, ...

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Overview

Small armies of men waged a ferocious series of battles in the southern theater, changing the outcome of the Revolutionary War. When the British effort to subdue the Colonies moved to the southern provinces, the men of Appalachia sought to protect their homes and families. In the winter of 1780-81, the turning point of the southern war occurred in the Carolina back country. A trio of battles occurred at Kings Mountain, Cowpens, and Guilford Court House. These clashes proved pivotal to American independence, destroying British army capability in the south and facilitating the American victory at Yorktown.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589805033
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 348,378
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

James K. Swisher has received the Jefferson Davis Medal given by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Virginia State Library Book of the Year Award in 2000. He was a Virginia Society of the Book Nominee and has published numerous articles in national publications including America's Civil War, Confederate Veteran, Military Heritage, and Military History. He has a master's degree in history from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and he served on the Lynchburg Civil War Roundtable.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     9
Clash at Point Pleasant     21
The Cherokee War of 1776     53
Thunder on Spring Hill     85
The Redcoats Return to Charles Town     111
The Battle of Camden     143
The Rise of Partisan Warfare     173
Battle at Kings Mountain     203
The Fight at Hannah's Cowpens     243
Duel in North Carolina     273
Afterword     321
Bibliography     333
Index     357
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