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Cowpens National Battlefield (NPS)

Cowpens National Battlefield (NPS) was a delightful little trip Рgreat timing with the fall colors, etc (all free, btw).  I have always wanted to attend one of their living history days, and will probably go back for the big event next June (when there will be 150+ folks camping out in the historic gear, etc).  260 more words

Travel

January 17th, 1781

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It had only been four years since Brigadier-General Daniel Morgan had been returned in an exchange, having been taken prisoner by the British following defeat at the Battle of Quebec. 792 more words

History

Cowpens National Battlefield 

The Battle of Cowpens was fought on January 17, 1781 between Americans under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan and British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton. Tarleton was feared and hated for his cruelty and savagery, especially after executing American soldiers trying to surrender at Waxhaws, SC in May of 1780. 210 more words