Lawrence E. Babits is professor of maritime history and nautical archaeology at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
An exceptionally well-researched and richly detailed treatment of
one of the most important battles of the American Revolution.
("Military History of the West")
Babits comes closer than any previous historian to reconstructing the eighteenth-century soldier's experience of combat and has given us as close to a definitive account of the battle of Cowpens as we are ever likely to have. ("Virginia Magazine of History and Biography")
One of the best analyses that we have of an individual Revolutionary War engagement. ("Journal of American History")
One of Babits's purposes was the hope that the Cowpens veterans would not be forgotten. The masterful work that he has produced goes far towards achieving that purpose. ("Journal of Southern History")
With the tools of social history, Lawrence Babits has demonstrated what military historians have long argued: war is above all else a human endeavor worthy of study to complete the record of mankind's struggle to survive and to achieve. ("William & Mary Quarterly")