Daniel Morgan: Revolutionary Rifleman / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Over the vast distances and rough terrain of the Revolutionary War, the tactics that Daniel Morgan had learned in Indian fightingthe thin skirmish line, the stress upon individual marksmanship, the hit-and-run mobilitywere an important element of his success as a commander. He combined this success on the battlefield with a deep devotion to the soldiers serving under him. In a conflict that abounded in vital personalities, Morgan's was one of the most colorful. Illiterate, uncultivated, and contentious, he nevertheless combined the resourcefulness of a frontiersman with a native gift as a tactician and leader. His rise from humble origins gives forceful testimony to the democratic spirit of the new America.
|Publisher:||Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press|
|Series:||Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Don Higginbotham is Dowd Professor of History and Peace, War, and Defense at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books include The War of American Independence, George Washington and the American Military Tradition, and War and Society in Revolutionary America.
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An informative, and readable, life-and-times study of Daniel Morgan, frontier Indian fighter, Revolutionary War general, gentleman farmer and United States congressman.Richmond Times-Dispatch
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Dr. Higginbotham has written the best account of an important figure of the American Revolution. Though not much is known of this man of the Revolution, though his involvement in the nation's war for independence is grandly explored. One leaves, from reading this book, knowing more of this great man and with more respect for this individual and his undeniable importance to our nation's freedom from British rule. Higginbotham gives this great man his due respect, in all his adventures; therefore, showing us a man who, if not held back, may have beaten the British for control of Quebec after Arnold was injured in the endeavor. Morgan was a true American hero. A man who deserves more acknowledgement then he has received. A grand account of a grand American hero, whose leadership, in the battle known as the cowpens, shaped the outcome of the Revolution. Truly a book for all who love the south during the American Revolution.