The Failure of Enlightenment Military Doctrine in Revolutionary America: The Piedmont Campaign and the Fate of the British Army in the Lower South

April 2010
North Carolina Historical Review;Apr2010, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p127
Academic Journal
The article discusses the British forces in the American South during the Revolutionary War. The author explains how Charles, Lord Cornwallis, the commander of British forces in the Lower South, pushed for a revision of British strategy in North America. Cornwallis's strategy for seizing North Carolina is detailed. The author argues that Cornwallis and his counterparts failed because they adhered to the Enlightenment military doctrine. The author analyzes the strategic management styles of the British and American armies during the "Piedmont Campaign."


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