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The Resource Long, obstinate, and bloody : the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Lawrence E. Babits and Joshua B. Howard

Long, obstinate, and bloody : the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Lawrence E. Babits and Joshua B. Howard

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Long, obstinate, and bloody : the Battle of Guilford Courthouse
Title
Long, obstinate, and bloody
Title remainder
the Battle of Guilford Courthouse
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence E. Babits and Joshua B. Howard
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Subject
Language
eng
Review
On March 15, 1781, Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene and Lt. Gen. Charles Cornwallis faced each other in the largest battle of the American Revolution's southern theater. Cornwallis's force of roughly 2000, mostly British regulars, drove off Greene's larger force of over 4000. But Babits (history, East Carolina Univ.) and Howard (research historian, North Carolina Office of Archives and History; coauthor, Fortitude and Forbearance: The North Carolina Continental Line in the Revolutionary War, 1775–1783 ) argue that Cornwallis's significant losses of over a quarter of his men led him to withdraw from North Carolina and attempt an invasion of Virginia that ultimately led to his defeat and surrender at Yorktown. The current work serves as the battle's only full-length monograph. Included are descriptions and analyses not only of the battle but also of events leading up to it, such as the engagement at Cowan's Ford. All the while, the authors provide extremely detailed depictions of the various military encounters, using all of the resources at their disposal to determine exactly what transpired at every point. Complete with endnotes, this is professional history written in an approachable manner. Recommended for public and academic libraries with Revolutionary War collections.—Matthew J. Wayman, Pennsylvania State Univ. Lib., Schuylkill --Matthew J. Wayman (Reviewed February 15, 2009) (Library Journal, vol 134, issue 3, p112)
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311351
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DLC
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Babits, Lawrence Edward
Dewey number
975.6/62
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
E241.G9
LC item number
B33 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Howard, Joshua B
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True
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Guilford Courthouse, Battle of, N.C., 1781
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adult
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the Battle of Guilford Courthouse
Label
Long, obstinate, and bloody : the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Lawrence E. Babits and Joshua B. Howard
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-287) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The strategic situation -- The race to the Dan -- From the Dan to Guilford Courthouse -- Greene's army -- The British Army advances -- The first line -- The second line -- The battle within a battle -- The third line -- The aftermath -- The Guilford "crossroads" -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Order of battle -- Appendix B: Battle casualties -- Appendix C: Postwar location of pensioners by state of service -- Glossary
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 300 pages
Isbn
9780807832660
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008037219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans
System control number
  • 245597301
  • (OCoLC)245597301
Label
Long, obstinate, and bloody : the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Lawrence E. Babits and Joshua B. Howard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The strategic situation -- The race to the Dan -- From the Dan to Guilford Courthouse -- Greene's army -- The British Army advances -- The first line -- The second line -- The battle within a battle -- The third line -- The aftermath -- The Guilford "crossroads" -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Order of battle -- Appendix B: Battle casualties -- Appendix C: Postwar location of pensioners by state of service -- Glossary
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 300 pages
Isbn
9780807832660
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008037219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans
System control number
  • 245597301
  • (OCoLC)245597301

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