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Greene and Cornwallis: The Campaign in the Carolinas
This book describes the masterful "retreat" of Nathanael Greene's Southern Army before Lord Cornwallis's British regulars in the winter of 1781. This "retreat" culminated in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse (15 March 1781), a battle that severely weakened Cornwallis's forces and set the stage for the British surrender at Yorktown.
Dr. Rankin provides information about the...more
Published 1976 by Department of Cultural Resources, North Carolina Division of Archives and History
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Natahanael Greene and Charles Lord Cornwallis played a game of cat and mouse in the Carolinas with their respective armies late in the Revolutionary War. Greene displayed a very wise strategy of fighting retreat while leading Cornwallis far from his base of supply and depleting his men. This book takes a quick look at the campaign and synthesizes it down to a nutshell. A good read although a bit too detailed in who was commanding what troops. And why oh why oh why, do writers of military history ...more
A fantastic look at one of the unsung heroes of the American Revolution. Rankin details the cat-and-mouse game in the Carolinas between Greene and Cornwallis, which ultimately led to the British surrender at Yorktown. Great reading.