The Campaign for the South: The Swamp Fox ~ The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens (SINGLE AUDIO TAPE)



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Side One: Francis Marion had two main objectives in 1780 and 1781... The first was to keep a viable military presence opposing the Royal troops and the Loyalists in the South, and 2. To create as much damage and consternation to the British Army and the Tories as possible. His exploits are the stuff of legends. Tales of his adventures continue even to today, such as in the hollywood movie "The Patriot." What were the facts and what is legend? Michael Medved pursues the crafty Southern Rebel and captures the true story of the notorious "Swamp Fox."

Side Two: The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens are the key events in deciding the Southern Campaign. Some of the cruelest and bloodiest fighting of the war took place in the Campaign for the South. How did the personalities of the military leaders on both sides, shape the events which turned so gruesome and so decisive?