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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A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens

He identifies where devli were on the battlefield, when they were there, and what they saw–creating an absorbing common soldier’s version of the conflict. A Devil of a Whipping: Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Jan 25, Blake Walker rated it really liked it Shelves: The American Revolution in the Carolinas.

On 17 JanuaryDaniel Morgan’s force of Continental troops and militia routed British regulars and Loyalists under the command of Banastre Tarleton.

I am not a student of the O, but I found this account fascinating. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

Race and America’s Long War. During the American Revolution, there was no more sound a victory then this one, an elite British force against regular and irregular American forces.


The maps are not very good.

It is worthy of Three Stars due to the depth and diligence of the research. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

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

The first kink in their plan came at the Battle of King’s Mountain, but it would be at the Battle of Cowpens that the British would lose a bigger and more strategic battle that would set them on a course that would end at Yorktown and losing the war.

On 17 JanuaryDaniel Morgan’s force of Continental troops and militia routed British regulars and Loyalists under the command Why did the British collapse? An important contribution to Revolutionary War military history, sure to be of interest to Revolutionary War students and historians of the South.

The result is some very impressive and in-depth research with excellent analysis, but a narrative that gets overly detailed and very dry at times. Email alerts New issue alert. Early in the battle up to “two-thirds of the British infantry officers had fallen, along with a like number of privates.

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Much of this is done by cross-checking the records for similarities and differences and matching the accounts with the features of the terrain as marked on contemporary maps and on the battlefield in the present.


Sep 21, Christian rated it really liked it.

This is not a major weakness, but it did require some extra attention and re-reading to keep track of the minute details. He picked the land at Cowpens for its strategic terrain advantages. I will start by saying that this is clearly a 5 star book and it frustrates me to see some of these reviews and what they say about this book.

Dec 08, Miles Mathews rated it really liked it. Like everything in that movie, the battle depicted on screen only loosely resembles the historical one.

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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional whopping in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. The British survivors broke and ran; survivors were gathered after the battle, having been wounded or trapped by exhaustion, and ready pickings for American cavalry.

Other editions – View all A Devil of a Whipping: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Only minor errors, nothing significant, i.