Courageous Kate

Author: Sheila Ingle

Softcover (ISBN: 1-891885-52-9 )
$11.95

A fictional biography for young adults, Courageous Kate: A Daughter of the American Revolution is the compelling account of a heroine and a young mother who rode out from her Carolina backcountry home to warn Patriot militias of enemies on the move.

Publication Date: Dec 2006
Dimensions: 5 x 8 in.
130 pages

Kate Moore Barry served as a scout and a spy and is credited with helping Gen. Daniel Morgan defeat the British at the Battle of Cowpens, a turning point in the war for independence.

The author weaves together history, folklore and fiction to create a memorable story about three generations of Scots-Irish settlers who built a life in the wilderness of the South Carolina Upcountry during the 1700s.

Illustrated by John Ingle, Courageous Kate tells riveting stories of Kate’s encounters with cruel Tories and of the day she tied her youngest child to a bedpost so she could ride out to alert Patriot militiamen about gunfire at her parent’s nearby home.

Sheila Ingle

Sheila Ingle

Spartanburg native and fiction writer Sheila Ingle is a graduate of Converse College and an adjunct instructor at USC Upstate, where she teaches both English and education. Courageous Kate is her first book. Ingle has been recognized by the South Carolina Society of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution with the organization's 2007 Historic Preservation Award. This award recognizes individuals with exceptional contributions to historic preservation.