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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I read this whole book in one night after visiting, and tthe exploring the National Battlefield Park where the Battle of Cowpens was fought near present day Spartanburg, South Carolina. Mar 08, Mike Emett rated it it was amazing. Books by Lawrence E. Babits spent considerable time reviewing other writings, but offers for the first time the study of reports from the many minor participants in the battle.

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This is not a major weakness, but it did require some extra attention and re-reading to keep track of the minute details. Virginia in the American It is interesting to see his assessment of how specific wounds lend themselves to determining how they were wrought, and where the combatants were at the time they were inflicted.

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Joramo rated it it was amazing. The Battle of Cowpens. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Tarleton weakened his cavalry by splitting them up and trying to charge around both flanks. Only minor errors, nothing lf, i. Schematics of rifle design, tables of firing distances, portraits of leaders both Continental and British — Babits is admirably thorough in bringing Cowpens to life. Open Preview See a Problem? Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Early in the battle up to “two-thirds of the British infantry officers had fallen, along with a like q of privates.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Selected pages Title Page. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Definitely not something I’d read on my own, but it was interesting and informative.

It is no secret that Cowpens was one of the most important battles in the South during the American Revolution, and it was a tactical masterpiece which resulted in the disintegration of a British Army in the face of a U. This is the definitive volume, unlikely to be improved upon; sometimes a little too detailed for my taste, but complete and well written.

As anticipated by Morgan, the Kings battld assumed they were in a cowardly retreat and plunged headlong into the bloody fire of the massed Continentals lying prone amongst the tree cover atop the leading edge of a swale. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The Battle of Cowpens is an impressive work of research. With the tools of social history, Lawrence Babits has demonstrated what military historians have long argued: Thanks for telling us about the problem.


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This covers the chain of events before, during and afterbattlefield, order of battle and equipment in great detail Sometimes the details are overwhelming and some better charts and graphs would help, especially with whippinng order of battle. In fact the first two don’t even indicate North. The later maps are fine. University of North Carolina Press, Get to Know Us.

A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens

The American Revolution in the Carolinas. His methodology gives the common soldier a voice in unraveling the complex details of the fight from the smoke and bad information obscuring key facts.

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