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Backcountry Fury: A Sixteen-Year-Old Patriot in the Revolutionary War
by Tony Zeiss
This story chronicles 18 months in the life of sixteen-year-old Thomas Young during 1780-81. He lived and fought in the South Carolina backountry during America's Revolutionary War. His exploits lead him from Musgrove's Mill to Kings Mountain to the battle at Cowpens.
Paperback, 198 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Parkway Publishers
(first published June 2010)
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This book tells the story of Thomas Young, a real-life sixteen year-old who fought in the Revolution in the South Carolina upstate. Dr. Zeiss weaves a compelling tale of neighbor against neighbor as the Revolution in the back country was fought primarily between Patriots and Tories. The war was personal for these people, and personal scores were settled in the heat of battle. A must read for anyone, young or old, who wants to learn more about the southern campaigns of the Revolution.