Gamecock: The Life and Campaigns of General Thomas Sumter
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This is a 1961 biography by distinguished historian and author, Dr. Robert D. Bass, of the elusive American general Thomas Sumter—nicknamed the “Carolina Gamecock,” for his fierce fighting style—and his campaigns against the British Army in the South during the American Revolution.Thomas Sumter (August 14, 1734 - June 1, 1832) was a soldier in the Colony of Virginia militia, a brigadier general in the South Carolina militia during the American War of Independence, a planter, and a politician. After the United States gained independence, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and to the United States Senate, where he served from 1801-1810, when he retired.