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    DescriptionThe American Revolution was deadlocked in the north, and in 1778, the focus of the conflict shifted south. Following his decisive 1780 victory at Charleston, Cornwallis launched a campaign through the Carolinas that was designed to expel American Continental and militia forces from the south. The subsequent patriot victory at King's Mountain forced Cornwallis to withdraw into South Carolina in what was one of the turning points in the Revolutionary War. To the southeast, Francis Marion enacted a series of successful hit-and-run operations. Cornwallis responded to this string of raids by assigning Banastre Tarleton to capture or kill the rebel guerrilla commander. What followed was an unsuccessful pursuit of the elusive Marion, in which Tarleton practiced a scorched-earth policy that ultimately disillusioned Loyalist sympathizers and hurt the British cause in the Carolinas. This book highlights the unique style of southern frontier warfare during the Revolutionary War, and how its combatants were supplied, organized, and operated. The series of actions between August and November 1780 illustrate Marion's unconventional efforts to hinder their enemy's war effort in the south- earning him his Swamp Fox moniker- and Tarleton's equally irregular efforts to counter it.


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    Title
    The Swamp Fox - Francis Marion's Campaign in the Carolinas, 1780
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David R. Higgins, Illustrated by Johnny Shumate
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 182 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 180 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781782006145
    ISBN 10: 1782006141
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 430
    LC classification: E
    Abridged Dewey: 973
    B&T Approval Code: A16250000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036030
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, HBWF, 3JF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, HIS027110
    DC23: 973.336
    Thema V1.0: NHWR, NHWF, NHK, JWLF
    Illustrations note
    20 MONO; 20 COL
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    22 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    David R. Higgins attended the Columbus College of Art & Design, and received a BFA from Ohio State University and an MISM from Keller. In addition to the Roer River Battles he has written over twenty articles for magazines such as Strategy & Tactics, Armchair General, and World at War, as well as MCSGroup, a conflict simulation provider for the US Defense Department. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.
    Table of contents
    Introduction/ Origins/ Initial strategy/ The plan/ The raid/ Analysis/ Conclusion/ Further reading /Index