Greene and Cornwallis in the Carolinas
Authors: Jeffrey A. Denman & John F. Walsh
The story of the Revolutionary War in the Northern colonies is well known but the war that raged across the South in 1780-1781--considered by some the "unknown Revolution"--included some of the most important yet least studied engagements. Drawing extensively on their letters, this book follows the campaigns of General Nathanael Greene and Lord Charles Cornwallis as they fought across the Carolinas, and offers a compelling look at their leadership. The theater of war in which the two commanders operated was populated by various ethnic and religious groups and separated geographically, economically and politically into the low country and the simmering backcountry, setting the stage for what was to come.
Co-author John F. Walsh is a middle school Latin teach in Burlington, Massachusetts. His past research has focused on British history in the seventeenth century.
I am a retired American history and geography teacher from the Brookline Public Schools in Brookline, Massachusetts. I've written seven articles dealing with the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War II and other topics in American history.
I'm married with nine children, and have nineteen grandchildren with a twentieth on the way as of this writing. I enjoy snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the winter and mountain biking the rest of the year. I have climbed several 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado and Mt. St. Helens in Washington, as well as canoeing on the Upper Missouri River in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark.