The Valiant Died is a study of the Battle of Eutaw Springs. It examines the events of the British Southern Campaign in the American Revolution that led up to the battle, as well as the battle's aftermath and its impact on the British surrender at Yorktown. More than thirty maps by John Robertson illustrate the major battles in the south and the complicated movements of Lord Cornwallis and Major General Nathanael Greene in their cat-and-mouse quest for control of the southern colonies. Greene's strategy and leadership is highlighted in this book. Other special features include military histories of the American and British units that were present at this battle, and an appendix with biographical sketches of the American commanders at Eutaw Springs: Nathanael Greene, Henry (Light Horse Harry) Lee, William Washington, John Eager Howard, Otho Williams, Robert Kirkwood, Richard Campbell, Francis Marion and Andrew Pickens.
The Valiant Died is Christine Swager's fourth book about the Revolutionary War. In Black Crows and White Cockades and If Ever Your Country Needs You, she chronicled the campaigns of Francis "the Swamp Fox" Marion. She told the story of another historic battle in Come to the Cow Pens! Told with historical precision and in her storyteller's style, Swager's description of Gen. Nathanael Greene's hard fought victory at Eutaw Springs in September 1781 graphically outlines the story of the liberation of the south from British occupation. Charles B. Baxley, Editor/Publisher, Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution.
Christine R. Swager
2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 192 pp.