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Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse

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On March 15, 1781, the armies of Nathanael Greene and Lord Charles Cornwallis fought one of the bloodiest and most intense engagements of the American Revolution at Guilford Courthouse in piedmont North Carolina. In Long, Obstinate, and Bloody, the first book-length examination of the Guilford Courthouse engagement, Lawrence E. Babits and Joshua B. Howard piece together what really happened on the wooded plateau in what is today Greensboro, North Carolina, and identify where individuals stood on the battlefield, when they were there, and what they could have seen, thus producing a new bottom-up story of the engagement.

About the Author

Lawrence E. Babits is professor emeritus of history at East Carolina University. Joshua B. Howard is an independent scholar.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Strategic Situation

1. The Race to the Dan

2. From the Dan to Guilford Courthouse

3. Greene's Army

4. The British Army Advances

5. The First Line

6. The Second Line

7. The Battle within a Battle

8. The Third Line

9. The Aftermath

10. The Guilford "Crossroads"

Epilogue

Appendix A: Order of Battle

Appendix B: Battle Casualties

Appendix C: Postwar Location of Pensioners by State of Service

Glossary

A Note on Sources

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781469609881
Author:
Babits, Lawrence E
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Howard, Joshua B.
Author:
Babits, Lawrence E.
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Guilford Courthouse
Subject:
the battle of guilford courthouse
Subject:
lawrence e. babits
Subject:
joshua b. howard
Subject:
north carolina in the revolutionary war
Subject:
long, obstinate, and bloody
Subject:
lord charles cornwallis
Subject:
american revolution in north carolina
Subject:
Military-US Military General
Subject:
Josh
Subject:
ua b. howard
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 illus., 9 maps
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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