THE CAMPAIGN OF 1781 IN THE CAROLINAS; with Remarks Historical and Critical on Johnson's Life of Greene. To Which Is Added an Appendix of Original Documents Relating to the History of the Revolution
Orig. pub. Philadelphia 1824. Reprinted 1975. Print on Demand Edition 2019. (vi), 511, xlvii pp. Item #171
Henry Lee published this work in response to aspersions cast upon his father, "Light Horse" Harry Lee, by chroniclers of the American Revolution, in particular Justice William Johnson of South Carolina. Notwithstanding the son's obvious bias, the volume is a standard source for the history of the Revolution in the South. The author covers background events in the life of General Nathanael Greene, and stresses heavily the activities of Lee in South Carolina, at Guilford Court House, in overall relation to the Southern Strategy, at Augusta, at Eutaw Springs, and at John's Island. The Appendix contains correspondence between Washington, Greene, Lafayette, Lee, and others and is especially revealing as to the character of the officers involved and the concerns of some over the necessity of maintaining the public morale.