The Wandering Army

The Wandering Army

Author: Huw J. Davies

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300268539

Category: History

Page: 537

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A compelling history of the British Army in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries—showing how the military gathered knowledge from campaigns across the globe At the outbreak of the War of Austrian Succession in 1742, the British Army’s military tactics were tired and outdated, stultified after three decades of peace. The army’s leadership was conservative, resistant to change, and unable to match new military techniques developing on the continent. Losses were cataclysmic and the force was in dire need of modernization—both in terms of strategy and in leadership and technology. In this wide-ranging and highly original account, Huw Davies traces the British Army’s accumulation of military knowledge across the following century. An essentially global force, British armies and soldiers continually gleaned and synthesized strategy from warzones the world over: from Europe to the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Davies records how the army and its officers put this globally acquired knowledge to use, exchanging information and developing into a remarkable vehicle of innovation—leading to the pinnacle of its military prowess in the nineteenth century.

The North Carolina Continentals

The North Carolina Continentals

Author: Hugh F. Rankin

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469621579

Category: History

Page: 448

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In this classic account of the Revolutionary War experiences of the North Carolina Continentals, Hugh F. Rankin traces the events leading to war in North Carolina and follows all the campaigns and battles in which the North Carolina Continentals took part--Brandywine, Germantown, Charleston, Savannah, Camden, Eutaw Springs, and others. He also provides descriptions of almost all of the significant personalities in the Continental Army. Originally published in 1971, this new edition contains a foreword by Lawrence Babits, introducing the book to a new generation of scholars and general readers interested in the Revolutionary War.

Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution

Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution

Author: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of North Carolina

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806300917

Category: History

Page: 709

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This work contains names of approximately 36,000 soldiers from North Carolina who served during the Revolution. Service records include such information as rank, company, date of enlistment or commission, period of service, combat experience, and whether captured, wounded, or killed.

Encyclopedia of North Carolina

Encyclopedia of North Carolina

Author: Nancy Capace

Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780403097326

Category: History

Page: 653

View: 639

The Encyclopedia of North Carolina contains detailed information on States: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

The Day it Rained Militia

The Day it Rained Militia

Author: Michael C. Scoggins

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614237952

Category: History

Page: 320

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In July of 1780, when the Revolutionary War in the Southern states seemed doomed to failure, a small but important battle took place on James Williamson’s plantation in what is now York County, South Carolina. The Battle of Williamson’s Plantation, or “Huck’s Defeat” as it later came to be known, laid the groundwork for the vicious partisan warfare waged by the militiamen on the Carolina frontier against the superior forces of the British Army, and it paved the way for the calamitous defeats that the British suffered at Hanging Rock, Musgrove’s Mill, Kings Mountain, Blackstock’s Plantation and Cowpens, all in the South Carolina backcountry. In this groundbreaking new study, historian Michael C. Scoggins provides an in-depth account of the events that unfolded in the Broad and Catawba River valleys of upper South Carolina during the critical summer of 1780. Drawing extensively on first-person accounts and military correspondence, much of which has never been published before, Scoggins tells a dramatic story that begins with the capture of an entire American army at Charleston in May and ends with a resounding series of Patriot victories in the Carolina Piedmont during the late summer of 1780-—victories that set Lord Cornwallis and the British Army irrevocably on the road to defeat and to surrender at Yorktown in October 1781.