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 Stage Is Set. Michael Cecere No preview available – The author painstakingly examines every aspect of the battle. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you learned everything you might need to know about the American Revolution’s Battle of Cowpens by watching the Roland Emmerich movie The Patriot With much of his research based on pension records filed during the ‘s and ‘s, the author is able to pinpoint the relative locations of American and British units on the battlefield and what those units accomplished.

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At the right time the troops turned about on command, after reloading while marching in order to the rear tue fired a volley into the British then made a bayonet charge into them. Open Preview See a Problem?


Well written and descriptive coverage of the Battle of Cowpens. From inside the book. I also would have liked more on the biographical side I know that is not what this book is about. Babits reviews it all in detail. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

The author explains how Morgan went to great lengths to explain to his men how they would be deployed, and what to expect, especially that the militia in the forward line would move behind the second line after a few volleys so the men wouldn’t assume a retreat was in the making. He picked the land at Cowpens for its strategic terrain advantages.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in devul to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. I highly recommend it. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Coldfeet22 rated it really liked it May 08, Babits’ book “Devil of a Whipping: Whereas previous accounts relied on often inaccurate histories and a small sampling of participant narratives, Babits uses veterans’ sworn pension statements, long-forgotten published accounts, and a thorough knowledge of weaponry, tactics, and the art of moving men across the landscape.

Today, Cowpens is a national battlefield park, a short drive from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Battle of Cowpens on your Kindle in under a minute. Very detailed book on Cowpens, with plenty of maps, With the detailed analysis of the American army and unit strengths in chapter 2, it might have been easier to keep the various units of the American army straight if the author included an order of battle down to the company level, with the names of the unit’s commander.


A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens by Lawrence E. Babits

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. There is some insight into Gen Morgan’s character and leadership style, but it’s definitely more about the battle than its leader. During the American Revolution, there was devvil more soun I will start by saying devol this is clearly a 5 star book and it frustrates me to see some of these reviews and what they say about this book.

This is an excellent, scholarly work that greatly clears up what happened and why during a pivotal, but often overlooked battle of the Revolutionary War. This is not for the casual reader.

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Babits is professor of maritime history and nautical archaeology at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Mar 06, David Nichols rated it liked it Shelves: It is very readable and quite fo.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Only minor errors, nothing significant, i. Babits, a maritime historian at East Carolina University, successfully ventures inland to document how effective planning and troop dispositions by Continental officer Daniel Morgan contributed to a resounding American victory over British forces commanded by Banastre Tarleton.