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Spirit Up the People - Four Days to the Cowpens
New book tells the story of the events leading up to the battle. Describes the impact on  ordinary South Carolina people on both sides.

Cowpens was one of the most important battles in the American Revolutionary War. The story of this battle and the events leading up to it are told through the eyes of three Upcountry children and their families. Two of these families were Patriots, or Whigs, who were in favor of gaining independence. The other family was Loyalist, or Tory, who supported the British efforts. The children and their families are fictional but the details relating to the battle are very real.

This book tries to capture what it must have been like to the people caught up in the events leading up to and surrounding the battle. Two large armies were traveling through the sparsely settled Carolina Upcountry. These armies generated fear, hope, excitement and dread throughout the population, adults and children alike.
The book is illustrated by Doug Sanders. Price of book is $12.95 plus shipping. Book may be bought with credit card or via PayPal by clicking on "Buy Now" button below cover image on JHP Home Page. To order with check or money order please go to Order Form.

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Use with National Park Service Online Educational Material

This book is a perfect companion to use with the online Curriculum Materials offered by the National Park Service for the Revolutionary War and the battle of Cowpens. Through this book, your students will see how the War affected real people in the South Carolina Piedmont. It will give a personal face to the facts presented in the excellent online Study Units at http://www.nps.gov/cowp/forteachers/lessonplansandteacherguides.htm.


You can now walk in the footsteps of the American General, Daniel Morgan, on the way to the Battle of Cowpens. The march re-enactment takes place on  a Saturday and Sunday in January. You must pre-register with the Town of Pacolet. For more details about the march re-eneactment and how to register, click on the following link:
  Morgan's March Re-enactment

Mr. James B. Clary has used the March Re-enactment and the book Spirit Up the People to help teach  his grandchildren about their family history in the Revolution. He wrote the following review of the book for Amazon.com:

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