battle of Cowpens

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  • The Battle of Cowpens was a military conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the thirteen colonies in North America during the American Revolutionary War 1775-1783. The date and the year that it took place was Wednesday, January 17, 1781.
  • Following the American victory at the Battle of Camden and the retreat of General Cornwallis from Charlotte, North Carolina, and General Nathanael Greene was sent to the South to take charge of the resistance to General Cornwallis. Nathanael Greene gathered militia from all directions and went after General Cornwallis.
  • They Dividing his army into two parts, then he sent General Daniel Morgan to threaten Cornwallis from one direction, while he threatened him from another direction.
  • General Cornwallis sent Colonel Banastre Tarleton to attack Morgan and his forces. The small force led by General Daniel Morgan met at the enemy at Cowpens and quickly killed or captured nearly all of the British who had become undisciplined and broken ranks.
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