TRUE FOR THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY:


TRUE FOR THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY:

OSCAR GILBERT & C. GILBERT    Book Number: 83267    Product format: Hardback

In 1777 the British were defeated at Saratoga. Hoping to push back the rebellious American revolutionaries they instigated a 'Southern Strategy' plan, but instead triggered a brutal partisan war which led to large pitched battles that pitted untrained Patriot militia against British troops as well as their Cherokee allies and Tory militia fighters. The odds seemed formidable, but gradually the British were defeated and the rest, as they say, is history. The odds against the Patriates were formidable in the South, but as this book shows they had heroes of their own in men like Thomas Brandon, Francis Marion, Daniel Morgan and others. In October 1780, the Loyalist's militia was virtually destroyed at King's Mountain, the battle that Lord Clinton, the British Commander in Chief said was 'The first link in a chain of events that followed each other in regular succession until they at last ended the total loss of America.' Even as 'Bloody Ban Tarleton' and his green-clad dragoons wreaked havoc over the Carolina back-country, the Patriates were able to stand up to him, first at Blackstock's Farm and finally at Cowpens. Eventually Cornwallis and his entire army was driven north to encirclement and surrender at York Town, once Washington and the French finally joined forces with the Patriates of the South. This excellent book uses battle terrain analysis and the words of officers and common soldiers and pension records. It is a story of a few brave men who stood for the cause of Liberty. B/w illus and maps. 328pp.
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