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The life of General Daniel Morgan of the Virginia line of the Army of the United States: With portions of his correspondence

James Graham

ISBN 10: 1880484064 / ISBN 13: 9781880484067
Published by Zebrowski Historical Services Pub. Co, 1993
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: The life of General Daniel Morgan of the ...

Publisher: Zebrowski Historical Services Pub. Co

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Reprint.

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. Reflections suggested by the battle of the Cowpens--Morgan's conduct on that occasion defended--The news of the victory received with joy throughout the country--Resolutions of Congress and letter of President Huntington--Resolutions of Virginia House of Delegates, and letter from Speaker Richard M. Lee--Congratulatory letters from Gen. Davidson, Gov. Rutledge, Col. 0. H. Williams and Gen. Sumter--After the battle, Morgan retreats across Broad river towards the Catawba--Cornwall!-, deterred by the result of the battle, awaits 8 junction with Leslie before marching in pursuit of Morgan --Believing that the latter intended remaining north of Broad river, Cornwallis marches in that direction--Discovers his mistake--His unavailing pursuit--Morgan reaches the cast bank of the Catawba--His letter to Gen. Greene--Reflections upon the military events just detailed--Morgan resolves to defend the fords of the Catawba--His letters to Gen. Greene from this quarter. Making due allowance for the numbers engaged in the battle of the Cowpens, and for the particular circumstances under which it was fought, the victory was certainly the most brilliant that had ever been achieved by the arms of America. It is even doubtful if our subsequent military annals furnish anything of the kind, which, under like limitations, at all approaches it in splendor. The scene of this memorable engagement was in an open wood, affording to the movements of an army all the facilities of a plain. The ground offered none of those advantages which swamps, thickets, and a broken surface afford to the weak against the strong, and to those carrying on defensive operations. It was pronounced by Tarleton himself to be as proper and convenient a place for an action as he could desire.* The Americ...

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