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True for the Cause of Liberty

The Second Spartan Regiment in the American Revolution
by Oscar E. Gilbert and Catherine R. Gilbert
Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc

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Pub Date: 2016
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 328 pp.
Size: 6.25 x 9.25 inches

ISBN: 9781612003276
TB Code: 1904079
Availability: 114 in stock

Following their defeat at Saratoga in upstate New York in 1777, the British decided to implement a Southern Strategy against the American insurgents, a plan to “roll up” the rebellious colonies from Georgia through the Carolinas to Virginia. Instead, they triggered a savage partisan war of raids, ambushes, assassinations, and large pitched battles that rivaled any fought in the northern colonies.

Untrained Patriot militiamen—occasionally stiffened by contingents of the Continental Line—were pitted against Britain’s Cherokee and Creek allies, and Loyalist militia and British regulars led by General Cornwallis and his two ablest subordinates, Patrick Ferguson and the ruthless Banastre “Bloody Ban” Tarleton.