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The Defense in Depth as a Revolutionary Battlefield Tactic

Part One of Four  As a general statement, most people don’t think of the Revolutionary War as a testing ground for battlefield tactics. That assumption would not be correct. In fact, the Revolutionary War proved beyond doubt that traditional European … Continue reading

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“The Old Wagoner” and the Beginning of the American Revolution

Part Two We welcome back guest historian Scott Patchan as he continues his series on Daniel Morgan. When the situation deteriorated to outright rebellion against the crown, Morgan raised a regiment of crack riflemen from Frederick County, and marched them … Continue reading

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“The Old Wagoner”

Part One The last battle of the Revolutionary War was fought in 1951 in Winchester, Virginia. Daniel Morgan, the “Old Wagoner” or ‘Old Morgan” as he was known to his soldiers, was front and center of the maelstrom once again … Continue reading

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Cowpens: Defense in Depth

  On a cold January morning 234 years ago, one of the most stunning events in American military history took place in a cattle pasture.   Cowpens, South Carolina, was an overwhelming American victory, at a time when one was desperately … Continue reading

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Looking Back to Cowpens: William J. Hardee and the Battle of Averasboro

After abandoning Fayetteville, North Carolina to Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s army group, Lieutenant General William J. Hardee withdrew his corps north of the city. Hardee had ordered the Clarendon Bridge over the Cape Fear River destroyed, removing the possibility of … Continue reading

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