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Andrew Pickens : South Carolina patriot in the Revolutionary War /
William R. Reynolds, Jr.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2012.
description
x, 396 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0786466944 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786466948 (softcover : alk. paper)
format(s)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2012.
isbn
0786466944 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786466948 (softcover : alk. paper)
contents note
The early days (1740-1765) -- Edging toward war (1765-1775) -- Pickens sees action -- Here come the redcoats! Here come the Cherokee! -- The backcountry heats up (1777-1778) -- Georgia explodes! -- South Carolina in jeopardy -- It comes apart for Britain -- Cowpens! -- Taking control of South Carolina -- The Siege of Augusta -- The Siege of Ninety Six -- Cleaning up the backcountry (1781 and later).
abstract
"Brigadier General Andrew Pickens was a primary force bringing about the end of British control in the Southern colonies. His efforts helped drive General Cornwallis to Yorktown, Virginia. His later actions on behalf of the Cherokee Nation are fully explored, and much never before published information about him, his family, and his peers is included"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
8828709
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-382) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
William R. Reynolds, Jr., retired in 2005 from his position as Chief Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Facilities Engineer for USAF Space Command at Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is a direct descendant of General Andrew Pickens' brother, Captain Joseph William Pickens. An experienced historian of part Cherokee ancestry, he lives in Hebo, Oregon.
Summaries
Main Description
Brigadier General Andrew Pickens was a primary force bringing about the end of British control in the Southern colonies. His efforts helped drive General Cornwallis to Yorktown, Virginia. His later actions on behalf of the Cherokee Nation are fully explored, and much never before published information about him, his family, and his peers is included. Andrew Pickens loved his country and was a fearless exemplar of leadership. He earned the unyielding respect of his superiors, his fellow officers, and most importantly his militiamen.
Library of Congress Summary
"Brigadier General Andrew Pickens was a primary force bringing about the end of British control in the Southern colonies. His efforts helped drive General Cornwallis to Yorktown, Virginia. His later actions on behalf of the Cherokee Nation are fully explored, and much never before published information about him, his family, and his peers is included"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. 1
Prologuep. 7
The Early Days (1740-1765)p. 11
Edging Toward War (1765-1775)p. 27
Pickens Sees Action (1775)p. 46
Here Come the Redcoats! Here come the Cherokee! (1776)p. 55
The Backcountry Heats up (1777-1778)p. 81
Georgia Explodes! (1779)p. 99
South Carolina in Jeopardy (1780)p. 134
It Comes Apart for Britain (1780)p. 167
Cowpens! (1781)p. 189
Taking Control of South Carolina (1781)p. 233
The Siege of Augusta (1781)p. 255
The Siege of Ninety Six (1781)p. 262
Cleaning up the Backcountry (1781 and Later)p. 290
Epiloguep. 301
Appendices
South Carolina Legislature Bill of 2007p. 307
Civil Recordsp. 308
Will of Andrew Pickens, Sr.p. 308
Estate Inventory of Andrew Pickens, Sr.p. 308
Abstracts of Augusta Country, Virginia, Recordsp. 309
Will of Robert Gouedyp. 309
1755 Anson Country, North Carolina, Militiap. 310
1778 Constitution of South Carolinap. 312
Pension Claimsp. 318
Pinckens, Hillhouse and the Cherokee Ancestry of the Authorp. 345
Articles from Revolutionary Era Publicationsp. 348
Chapter Notesp. 363
Bibliographyp. 379
Indexp. 383
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