The Life and Campaigns of General Thomas Sumter
In the spring of 1780, while Lord Cornwallis was marching through eastern Carolina, a veteran Continental named Thomas Sumter galloped from his home in the High Hills of Santee. Among the Whigs in the Up Country he recruited a band of guerrillas. Then boldly emerging from secret bases, he hovered around the advancing enemy, ambushing and bushwacking them at the fords and ferries along the Catawba. Fearless and inexorable like a gamecock he struck with fiery gaffs, leaving death and carnage at every pitting.
A venerable patriot, after a life of public service, he retired to the benign High Hills, Rich, vigorous, and gently beloved, he lived to be ninety-eight, the last surviving general of the Revolution. Then the proud Carolinians erected a monument of brick, steel, and honor, circled it with flame, and named it Fort Sumter. ---from the Prologue by Robert D. Bass.
This biography, first published in 1961, is a thoroughly documented history of General Thomas Sumter. It vividly recreates the partisan warfare which played such an important role in winning the South the battle for freedom__a victory gained largely through the tactical genius, fighting spirit and uncompromising devotion of Thomas Sumter.
275 pages. 2000 (1961). Sandlapper.
ISBN 13: 978-0-87844--152-5/ISBN10: 0-87844-152-2, $29.95 (Softcover)
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