Voices of the American Revolution in the Carolinas / edited by Ed Southern.
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- ISBN: 9780895873583
- ISBN: 0895873583
- Physical Description: xxiii, 252 pages ; 19 cm
- Publisher: Winston-Salem, N.C. : John F. Blair, Publisher, 
- Copyright: ©2009
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (p. 250-252).
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"Times began to be troublesome," 1775-1776. The Meck Dec : from the Southern literary messenger ; Persuading the back country / by William Henry Drayton and William Tennent ; The making of a Tory partisan : from The narrative of Colonel David Fanning ; Account of the attack on Fort Moultrie : from the South Carolina and American general gazette of August 2, 1776 -- Cornwallis comes to Carolina, January-August 1780. The siege of Charleston : from Memoirs of the American Revolution / by William Moultrie ; Buford's quarter : from A history of the campaigns of 1780 and 1781 in the southern provinces of North America / by Banastre Tarleton ; Moffitt's minute men : from Autobiography of a Revolutionary soldier / by James Collins ; The Battle of Ramsour's Mill : from The Revolutionary War sketches of William R. Davie ; The Battle at Stallions : from The memoir of Major Thomas Young ; Huck's defeat : from Colonel William Hill's memoirs of the Revolution ; The gamecock : from Colonel William Hill's memoirs of the Revolution ; A narrative of the Battle of Camden : from A narrative of the campaign of 1780 / by Otho Holland Williams -- The partisans rise, September-October 1780. The swamp fox : from The life of General Francis Marion / by Peter Horry and M.L. Weems ; The hornet's nest : from The Revolutionary War sketches of William R. Davie and from A history of the campaigns of 1780 and 1781 in the southern provinces of North America by Banastre Tarleton ; Aunt Susie and Andy Jackson / by John R. Gibbon, in a letter to the National intelligencer, August 29, 1845 ; Fanning's "rules and regulations" : from The narrative of Colonel David Fanning -- "Lay waste with fire and sword," October 1780-January 1781. Kings Mountain : from a pamphlet by Isaac Shelby, from Autobiography of a Revolutionary soldier by James Collins, and from The memoir of Major Thomas Young ; The Battle of the Cowpens : from General Daniel Morgan's report to Nathanael Greene and from The memoir of Major Thomas Young -- "Then he is ours," February-March 1781. The Battle of Cowan's Ford : from Narrative of the Battle of Cowan's Ford / by Robert Henry ; The race to the Dan : from Memoirs of the war in the southern department of the United States / by Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee ; The Battle of Guilford Courthouse : from Memoirs of the war in the southern department of the United States / by Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee -- Endgame, September 1781-December 1782. The Battle of Eutaw Springs / by Nathanael Greene, in a letter to Congress ; A loyalist seeks refuge : from The narrative of Colonel David Fanning.
What was it like to be British or American, Tory or Whig, regular soldier or militia, partisan, outlaw, or would-be bystander as the two sides (and those who drifted from side to side) went at each other with a fury across the Carolina countryside? Through the eyewitness accounts of those who fought the battles and skirmishes Voices of the American Revolution in the Carolinas provides the reader with firsthand looks at how it felt. The entries in this volume are taken from first-person narratives by those on the scene, from officers such as Henry Lee and Banastre Tarleton to teenaged scouts such as Thomas Young and James Collins. Some narratives, like Daniel Morgan's report of the Battle of Cowpens, were written immediately or soon after the action; others, like Young's, were written when the boy soldiers had become old men.