17 January 2015

On This Day: Battle of Cowpens

It was On This Day in 1781 that Brigadier General Daniel Morgan and a mixed Patriot force defeated British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton and his more battle experienced men at the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina. This battle came to be referred to in the South as the turning point of the Revolutionary War. 

 

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events. I will make every effort to keep events localized to that of my research or research I am conducting for others. However, from time to time, it will simply be a subject that captured my attention.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.