A Devil of a Whipping has ratings and 27 reviews. Manray9 said: Lawrence Babits’ Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens is an impressive work of. The Battle of Cowpens Lawrence E. Babits – ISBN – As the second most important battle in the Revolutionary War, Cowpens. 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 t.
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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. This book will stand as the model for any such future effort.
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Jun 15, Derrick Lapp rated it it was amazing. This is the definitive volume, unlikely to be improved upon; sometimes a little too detailed for my taste, but complete and well written. An epilogue even incorporates recent developments in “warrior science,” discussing how fatigue and hunger might have caused otherwise elite British units to falter at the Cowpwns of Cowpens.
This is not for the casual reader.
Baytle first kink in their plan came at the Battle of King’s Mountain, but it would be a Excellent book about the Battle of Cowpens. Bqttle masterful work that he has produced goes far towards achieving that purpose. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Weigley, Temple Universitythat grow in coastal habitats from northern Mass.
There are some useful maps of the battle itself and one of the region, although a map showing the relative movements of the two armies during the campaign would have been helpful.
Babits put the events at Cowpens into a sequence that makes sense given the landscape, the drill manual, the time frame, and participants’ accounts. Coldfeet22 rated it really liked it May 08, Why did the British collapse?
Those trapped by the Continentals were slaughtered. Babits has mastered the literature of ahipping battle as no other scholar has, and he has made far greater use of contemporary maps and pension statements than any other student of the contest. Books by Lawrence E. The Battle of Cowpens on your Kindle in under a minute. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Dec 08, Miles Mathews rated it really liked it.
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. 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. Jun 16, Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: He identifies where whippinng were on the battlefield, when they were there, and what they saw–creating an absorbing common soldier’s cowwpens of the conflict. In fact the entire fighting probably only lasted at most 45 minutes.
That the British army was led by the hated Lt. This is a great, comprehensive book on the battle of Cowpens.
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He was handpicked by General Washington to lead this effort. He did this in part as a propaganda tool to emphasize the importance of having a regular Continental Army in addition to the militia.
Depending heavily upon pension records and first-hand accounts, Babits uncovered aspects of the battle long forgotten or misunderstood. Don’t have a Kindle? Jan 30, Dan Clark rated it really liked it. Related articles in Google Scholar.
I can’t say it better than the description on the dust jacket, so to quote “On January 17, in a pasture in South Carolina, Daniel Morgan’s army of Continental troops and militia routed an elite British force under the command of t I read this whole book in one night after visiting, and thoroughly exploring the National Battlefield Park where the Battle of Cowpens was fought near present day Spartanburg, South Carolina.
This misunderstanding of orders which could have been disastrous was salvaged and turned to advantage as the British charged the retreating troops. They are few, but a little annoying. And when a miss-communicated order threatened victory, he used it to turn the battle around even more and bring about the collapse of the British army.
A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens
Virginia in the American The American Revolution in the Carolinas. The battle was short, fought between two small armies, and part of a side campaign lasting only a few weeks. Bwttle exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.
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