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Andrew Waters honored for chronicling Gen. Greene's 'Race to the Dan'

Andrew Waters, a native of Hendersonville and the son of retired attorney R. Charles Waters, has won recognition for his book on a pivotal battle of the Revolutionary War when the bedraggled Continels led by Gen. Nathaneal Greene managed a "Great Escape" from the pursuing British forces led by Gen. Charles Cornwallis and reached safety in what became known as the "Race to the Dan."

Waters's latest work of history on the American Revolution, To the End of the World: Nathanael Greene, Charles Cornwallis, and the Race to the Dan, won honorable mention for the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award, a national award celebrating the best books published annually on the American Revolution.

Screen Shot 2021 04 08 at 5.02.06 PMAndrew WatersThe Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York Inc. will host its annual Lexington and Concord Commemoration (including Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Presentation) on April 19. The SAR will honor this year’s recipient, American historian and scholar Mary Beth Norton, for 1774: The Long Year of Revolution, plus Waters and another honorable mention, Nina Sankovitch, for American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution.

Since 1972, the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award has been presented annually to the author of the best newly published work on the American Revolutionary War, combining original scholarship, insight and good writing. “

A writer, editor and conservationist, Waters is the author of The Quaker and the Gamecock: Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter, and the War for the Soul of the South and editor of Battle of Cowpens: Contemporary and Primary Accounts. His writing has appeared in Wake Forest University Magazine, North Carolina Literary Review, and other journals. He has a BA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, an MBA from University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and is pursuing a PhD at Clemson University. He lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina, with his family.