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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The American Revolution in the Carolinas. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Like everything in that movie, the battle depicted on screen devvil loosely resembles the historical one.

The Battle of Cowpens. Excellent book about the Battle of Cowpens.

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That the British army was led by the Lawrence E. But Morgan’s genius lay in his ability to get the most out of both the militia and the Continental Army. If you are a history buff The Stage is Set.

Apr 11, Eric rated it really liked it. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. If you get the chance to go there – and bring this book with you – you will gain much deeper appreciation and understanding of this decisive battle thanks to this narrative.

This study whiping one of the best examples I have seen of the ‘new military history,’ which–like ‘the new social history’ of which it is a part–focuses on the use of the microscope rather than the telescope. Apr 05, Michael rated it it was amazing.


The Battle of Cowpens that I have before me bears across the bottom of the front cover a brief statement to the effect that Cowpens is “The real-life battle and heroes that inspired the movie The Patriot. As well he describes and explains contemporary weaponry utilized in the battle; interesting, indeed.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I’m afraid I cannot say the title of this book without snickering. Weigley, Temple Universitythat grow in coastal habitats from northern Mass. Babits’s account moves with the sharpness and decisiveness of the action he describes.

Only minor errors, nothing significant, i. This book will stand as the model for any such future effort.

A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens

Babits Limited preview – Coldfeet22 rated it really liked it May 08, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Don’t hte the mistake of thinking that you learned everything you might need to know about the American Revolution’s Battle of Cowpens by watching the Roland Emmerich movie The Patriot No trivia or quizzes yet. Thee to this book Come to the Cow Pens!: Religion, Politics, and the Triumph of Anglo-America.

Daniel Tarwacki rated it really liked it Jan 31, Trivia About A Devil of a Whip How Morgan’s troops became a separate “wing” or Gen. Sep 28, David rated it it was ok. With much of his research based on pension records filed during the ‘s and ‘s, the author is able to pinpoint the relative locations of American and British units on the battlefield and what those units accomplished. The masterful work that he has produced goes far towards achieving that purpose.


From inside the book. I can’t say it better than the description on the dust jacket, so to quote “On January 17, in a pasture in South Carolina, Daniel Morgan’s army of Continental troops and militia routed an elite British force under the command of t I read this whole book in one night after visiting, and thoroughly bxttle the National Battlefield Park where the Battle of Cowpens was fought near present day Spartanburg, South Carolina. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

This led to the expression: Here, Lawrence Babits provides a brand-new interpretation of this pivotal South Carolina battle.

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

Many aspects of the engagement are simply overly-analyzed, such as the long discourse on the number of steps troops took in a cert Lawrence Babits’ Devil of a Whipping: Posted by Curmudgeon at April 20, 2: Solid military history, with some interesting minutiae about Revolutionary War soldiers. On 17 JanuaryDaniel Morgan’s force of Continental troops and militia routed British regulars and Loyalists under the command of Banastre Tarleton. Whereas previous accounts relied on often inaccurate histories and a small sampling of participant narratives, Babits uses veterans’ sworn pension statements, long-forgotten published accounts, and a thorough knowledge of weaponry, tactics, and the art of moving men across the landscape.

Best work of historical academic work I’ve ever read. Great Things are Expected from the Virginians: