I'm a "good sandlapper" from Lancaster County (formerly The Waxhaws of Andrew Jackson's birth), and went to grammar and high schools that bear the name of Colonel Buford, whose unit of Virginians was massacred by Tarleton just prior to King's Mountain and Cowpens. Growing up with many references to these battles (and even attending the Bicentenial re-enactment at Cowpens in 1981), i was severely disappointed with history books that overlooked, ignored, or understated the importance of the action in the Carolinas. Actions pivotal to the success of the Revolution. Babits has done his part to remedy this, and i applaud.
The author can be forgiven if his writing style and references are lacking. The fact that this work has been published at all is a major step towards rectifying a centuries-long bias toward us "backward" Southerners -- who did so much to ensure this Nation's independence, only to have it forever marred by the ensuing conflict between the States eighty years later. One can no longer mention the words "South Carolina" and "War" without the listener immediately jumping to Fort Sumter and Slavery, Rebel Flags and Bigotry. While those are no less important for very different reasons, the role of the Carolinas in the Revolution deserves its due. And this work, while far from perfect, tremendously supports those facts.
For these same reasons, i suggest Edgar's "Partisans and Redcoats," and Buchanan's "Road to Guilford Courthouse," themselves imperfect works that present previously ignored information.