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The Battle Of Cow pens .The Battle of Cow pens began in south Carolina on January 17,1781.
During the battle, the patriots had about 1000 soldiers.The british had 1,100 soldiers.
At the battle of cowpens in South Carolina on January 17, 1781, during the Revolutionary War (1775-83), American troops under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan routed british forces under lieutenant Banastre Tarletn.
The Americans inflicted heavy casualties on the British, and the battle was a turning point in the war’s Southern campaign. The British lost more than 800.
Major General Nathaniel Greene decided to divide Patriot troops in the Carolina's. In order to force the larger British contingent under General Charles Cornwallis to fight them on multiple fronts—and because smaller groups of men were easier
The Americans suffered less than 100 casualties in the first Patriot victory to demonstrate that they could outfight a similar British force without any other factors, such as surprise or geography, to assist them. The victory provided an important morale boost, and later that year, in November, the Americans would defeat the British at Yorktown, Virginia, the last major Revolutionary War battle.
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