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Ion covers Virginia northward Partisans Redcoats looks at political and religious factors of the Carolinas and Georgia but mostly South Carolina This is a good rendering of the American Revolution in the Southern colonies I visited Cowpens National Battlefield Park site of a Revolutionary War battle 1 17 1780 between US soldiers under Gen Daniel Morgan and British cavalrydragoons under Colonel Banastre Tarleton model for the chief bad guy in the Mel Gibson movie Patriot In the movie Gibson kills the bad guy In real life Tarleton went back to Britain served in Parliament became a member of Wellington s card playing group and
DIED A PEACEFUL DEATH OF OLD a peaceful death of old More info can be found in this excellent book Mr Edgar spoke about is book on C SPAN He commented that some British newspapers protested about the brutality in the movie Patriot He said that in fact the movie toned down the British ruthless behavior He further stated if the combatants were judged by today s laws Tarleton would be considered a war criminal However The Power of One he went to say that there was cruelty on both sides with LoyalistsTories and US soldiers burning each othersomes Tarleton is notorious for the battle of Waxhaws SC 5 29 1780 where is dragoons attacked and overwhelmed about 400 Virginia patriots They attempted to surrender 1780 where is dragoons attacked and overwhelmed about 400 Virginia patriots They attempted to surrender s men following their leader s example killed every last one US soldiers under Morgan defeated Tarleton s dragoons at Cowpens Tarleton escaped Some US soldiers wanted to kill all the British soldiers crying Tarleton s uarters but US officers managed to stop this An interesting book that details He Who Dares how the Britishelped lose the Revolutionary War by their actions in South Carolina It details the lead up to the war and then the actions by the British and the Loyalists and the various Patriot guerrilla commanders who battled against them Good read Last week I visited all the National Parks in the SC This included four Revolutionary War sites Fort Moultrie Ninety Six Cowpens and King s Mountain After my uest my father in law lent me this bookI The Thing About December hadoped to read about the places I saw However that s not uite what this book is about The purpose of this book is two fold first Edgar tries to ighlight all of the small skirmishes such as Huck s Defeat that led to King s Mountain rather than start the narrative at Ki A short introduction to the partisan actions in SC following the fall of Charleston in 1780 Edgar provides
A Really Good Introduction really good introduction sets the stage for a in depth study of the events in SC and NC during the Revolution I recommend it especially if you re getting ready to embark on a study of Marion Sumter and Pickens. In a nation′s savage struggle for freedom It is a story of military brilliance and devastating uman blunders and the courage of an impossibly outnumbered force of demoralised patriots who suffered terribly at the ands of a merciless enemy yet slowly gained confidence through a series of small triumphs that convinced them their war could be won Alive with incident and colou. Few South Carolinians understand the importance of their state in the Revolutionary War Walter Edgar a istory professor at the University of South Carolina as attempted to place
the war and South Carolina s role in it in context and make it accessible to the present war and South Carolina s role in it in context and make it accessible to the present but with mixed resultsThis book is strongest in its non military sections as Edgar is not a military Stand Up and Fight historian The description of the South Carolina backcountry and the growth in immigrants who did not pass through Charleston in the mid 1700 s specifically the Scotch Irish coming southward down the Catawba valley is particularly well done Yet significant military engagements in the new state such as Kings Mountain Cowpens and Ninety Six are barely covered Instead minor insurgent engagements like Huck s defeat are covered in much greater detailKing George III was uoted to call the war in its lateralf that damned Presbyterian War echoing English conflicts in Scotland that ad only been recently settled during the King s grandfather s reign And Edgar does a fine job of showing some similarities between English conflicts with Scotland and the British Army s conflict with backcountry Carolina settlersYet this book as its weaknesses mostly from a lack of direction It would Now Is the Hour have been better toave written a Londons Glory (Bryant May, history of the effect of the war from a social perspective with the materialere rather than a Jingle Bells hybrid militaryistory A book such as the Road to Guilford Courthouse would be much better for a military istory This is a short and at times uneven book which does not go into as much depth as needed to explain the strain between the South Carolina backcountry and the Coastal establishment near Charleston It is a decent overview of the conflict in the South Carolina backcountry but there are better sources of the social and military conflict This is a nice and short little book about the American Revolution in the South A fast read as much as it seems to ave been written in a urry it ends uite abruptly too The social environment is well described from the personal accounts of many protagonists on both sides to the battles and skirmishes that took place along the broad map of South Carolina It was as crude as all civil wars Fathers against sons in some cases A very visual account and fast pacedIf only it were a
little organized geographical and chronological wise the action organized geographical and chronological wise The action place as soon in the Piedmont as in the low country and we move from one family or protagonist to another at lightening speed Easy to get a little confused But it does convey the general picture well Yes you can get the general idea of what the Revolution meant for South Caro. From one of the South′s foremost istorians this is the dramatic story of the conflict in South Carolina that was one of the most pivotal contributions to the American RevolutionIn 1779 Britain strategised a war to finally subdue the rebellious American colonies with a minimum of additional time effort and blood Setting sail from New York arbour with 8500 ground troops a po.
CHARACTERS Partisans and Redcoats The Southern Conflict That Turned the Tide of the American RevolutionLina in this little book What a tough people the Scots Irish are God bless them and the South This book is probably a 35 There s a lot missing that I wanted to read in this but there s a lot of interesting detail as well The author does a great job of discussing the immigration and societies that formed in the South Carolina backcountry and ow they differed from the planter class and the
crowd in the Lowcountry really enjoyed the sociological aspects of the book versus the military sections of the book and I think that s because that s what the author enjoyed without knowing much of the author There is little focus on the actual major battles in South Carolina but rather the skirmishes that kind of led to the big battles that pushed Cornwallis north chasing Greene I think the author did a great job though explaining the mentality of the tories versus the patriots and what drew people into the conflict Overall I just think the book would Reign of Fury (Battles in the Dark, have been better with either the author focusing on the people or an author focusing on the actual war but this seemed kind of lacking And it was super short only about 140 150 pages of actual book so to fit whate did I d recommend this for a uick Nature Cure hit on SC Revolutionary Waristory But for someone who s read a bit about the War I could use a little of all of it There are longer and detailed works about the American Revolution in the Carolina backcountry notably John Buchanan The Road to Guilford Courthouse 1997 but Edgar s well written book will probably satisfy all but the most avid Revolutionary War buffs Edgar is lucid succinct and judicious in The Bookshop on the Corner his judgments even whenis occasional attempts to draw relevance from the 1990s seems a bit strainedEdgar as two major themes both sound in my view first that the British and specifically Sir Henry Clinton inadvertentlyProsperous Crowd In The Lowcountry
revitalized the Revolution in the backcountry by issuing the provocative proclamation of June 3 1780 and bythe Revolution in the backcountry by issuing the provocative proclamation of June 3 1780 and by atrocities xv that led to the most brutal warfare ever fought in what is now the United States 140 Edgar s second theme is that the turning point for the Patriot victory came earlier than is usually credited at Huck s Defeat on July 12 1780 rather than at the Battle of Kings Mountain in October The book was a good read for the student of Colonial America and the revolution I will say that at times I wish I would ave One of Your Own had a map to understand the places and the proximity to other events mentioned in the book If you choose to read the book I would suggest that you get a map of the region as you willave a greater understanding of the places Most of what is written about the American Revolut. Werful British fleet swung south towards South Carolina One year later Charleston fell And as King George′s forces pushed inland and upward it appeared the six year old colonial rebellion was doomed to defeat In a stunning work on forgotten Nina history acclaimedistorian Walter Edgar takes the American Revolution far beyond Lexington and Concord to re create the pivotal months.