Describes the masterful "retreat" of Nathanael Greene's Southern Army before Lord Cornwallis's British regulars in the winter of 1781. This "retreat" culminated in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse (15 March 1781), a battle that severely weakened the British and set the statge for the British surrender at Yorktown.
About the Author
Hugh F. Rankin (1923-1989) was W. R. Irby Professor of History at Tulane University and the author of many outstanding publications on early American and North Carolina history. He earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to eighteen published books, Dr. Rankin contributed essays to numerous edited works and more than fifty articles to various professional journals and reference sources.