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The life and times of General Andrew Pickens : Revolutionary War hero, American founder

Author: Rod Andrew, Jr.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Though best known as a Revolutionary War general, Andrew Pickens (1739-1817) was more than just an influential military figure in the early American republic, also serving as a church leader, justice of the peace, legislator, and congressman. In this book, Rod Andrew Jr. offers the first comprehensive biography of Pickens, a hero at the pivotal Battle of Cowpens, in over a generation. Andrew defines his subject as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Andrew Pickens; Andrew Pickens
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rod Andrew, Jr.
ISBN: 9781469631530 1469631539
OCLC Number: 956501987
Description: xxviii, 396 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Family pilgrimage --
Family, war, and order --
The backcountry militia --
Defending the new order, 1777-1779 --
Liberty and virtue in a conquered land --
The "brave and valuable" Colonel Pickens : the Cowpens campaign --
The North Carolina campaign --
Fighting his way back home --
Ninety Six and Eutaw --
A state of alarm and confusion --
Rebuilding civil society --
General Pickens, Indian Treaty commissioner --
The struggle for peace --
The strong hand of government, 1789-1793 --
War, peace, and corruption, 1793-1797 --
Every thing that was possible for men of honor to do --
Retirement and looking back.
Responsibility: Rod Andrew Jr.

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Andrew Pickens (1739-1817), the hard-fighting South Carolina militia commander of the American Revolution, was the hero of many victories against British and Loyalist forces. In this book, Rod Andrew  Read more...

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