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

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

ISBN-10:
0807832669
ISBN-13:
9780807832660
Pub. Date:
03/15/2009
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
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Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse / Edition 1

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

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Strategic Situation
1. The Race to the Dan
2. From the Dan to Guilford Courthouse
3. Greene's Army
4. The British Army Advances
5. The First Line
6. The Second Line
7. The Battle within a Battle
8. The Third Line
9. The Aftermath
10. The Guilford "Crossroads"
Epilogue
Appendix A: Order of Battle
Appendix B: Battle Casualties
Appendix C: Postwar Location of Pensioners by State of Service
Glossary
A Note on Sources
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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