Thursday, May 20, 2010

Book Review The Battle of Cowpens by Kenneth Roberts

This book is the last book by the famed author of Northwest Passage. Like Mitchner he is a historian but his writing style is less ornate than. He writes a very short straight forward military
analysis of the battle which lasted about an hour. It is a very pleasant book that can be read in an hour or two.

Those of you familiar with Arnold's march to Canada and the Saratoga campaign will see the final battle of Daniel Morgan. Morgan like Arnold and Stark was denied the rank their actions had merited. We also learn that his hatred of the British was caused by receiving 499 lashes.

Morgan's technique was to aim for the officers and the enlisted men would panic. His men were well known for their accuracy.

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