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A devil of a whipping : the Battle of Cowpens

Author: Lawrence Edward Babits
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1998.
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The battle of Cowpens was a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary War in the South and stands as perhaps the finest American tactical demonstration of the entire war. On 17 January 1781, Daniel Morgan's force of Continental troops and militia routed British regulars and Loyalists under the command of Banastre Tarleton. The victory at Cowpens helped put the British army on the road to the Yorktown surrender and,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Babits, Lawrence Edward.
Devil of a whipping.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607093843
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Edward Babits
ISBN: 0807824348 9780807824344 9780807849262 080784926X
OCLC Number: 38535949
Description: xxi, 231 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Tactics --
2. The Opponents --
3. Prebattle Activities --
4. The Stage Is Set --
5. The Skirmish Line --
6. The Militia Line --
7. The Main Line --
8. Cavalry Actions --
9. The Aftermath.
Responsibility: Lawrence E. Babits.
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