Kings Mountain and Cowpens: Our Victory Was Complete
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From the rocky slopes of Kings Mountain to the plains of Hannah's Cowpens, the Carolina backcountry hosted two of the Revolutionary War's most critical battles
On October 7, 1780, the Battle of Kings Mountain utilized guerilla techniques - American Over Mountain Men wearing buckskin and hunting shirts and armed with hunting rifles attacked Loyalist troops from behind trees, resulting in an overwhelming Patriot victory. In January of the next year, the Battle of Cowpens saw a different strategy but a similar outcome: with brilliant military precision, Continental Regulars, dragoons, and Patriot militia executed the war's only successful double envelopment maneuver to defeat the British. Using firsthand accounts and careful analysis of the best classic and modern scholarship on the subject, historian Robert Brown demonstrates how the combination of both battles facilitated the downfall of General Charles Cornwallis and led to the Patriot victory in America.
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Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication Date: 09-15-2009
Product Dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Robert Brown is a local historian, history education specialist, and former high school history teacher. Robert graduated with a degree in History from UNC-Charlotte and received his National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification in Adolescence / Young Adulthood Social Studies and History. He has twice been named a Time-Warner Cable Star Teacher, and was the Daughters of the American Revolution, History Teacher of the Year for North Carolina in 2001. Robert has written three successful Teaching American History grants for Cleveland County Schools in Shelby, North Carolina, and has consulted with more than thirty school districts around the country on their applications.