Jim’s #21: Cowpens: “Downright Fighting” by Thomas J. Fleming

Part of my coursework for the Captain’s Career Course is to help conduct a battle analysis of the Battle of Cowpens from the Revolutionary War.  It’s an interesting battle in its own right, but frankly, I really was not that interested in it.  Maybe that comes from the fact that it’s basically required reading.  Nonetheless, it still counts as a book, so here it is.  If you’re interested in a book on the Battle of Cowpens for any reason, I would suggest A Devil of a Whipping instead.  If you want the short, reader’s digest version to get a basic feel for what happened (which is exactly what I was looking f0r) then this one, at barely 100 pages, might be your best bet.

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