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Your search for posts with tags containing Battle of Cowpens found 15 posts

From Prisoner to Schoolmaster: The Revolutionary War Story of Lt. Thomas White

Thomas White, a twenty-two-year-old farmer in Chester County, Pennsylvania, answered the call to fight for the establishment of a new nation. The choice altered... The post From Prisoner to Schoolmaster: The Revolutionary War Story of Lt. Thomas White...

Cornwallis and the Winter Campaign, January to April 1781

Leaving Colonel Francis Lord Rawdon to command in the field from Georgetown to Augusta, Lt. Gen. Charles Earl Cornwallis, the British General Officer Commanding... The post Cornwallis and the Winter Campaign, January to April 1781 appeared first on Journal...

Uplifting Moments in American Revolution History

For every historian, there’s an event that makes them feel good every time they read about it. We asked our contributors: What event from... The post Uplifting Moments in American Revolution History appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

This Week on Dispatches: Andrew Waters on the Campaign in the Carolinas

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Andrew Waters on the course of the campaign through the Carolinas, including Cowpens and other key... The post This Week on Dispatches: Andrew Waters on the Campaign...

To the End of the World: Cornwallis Pursues Morgan to the Catawba

As Daniel Morgan collected his prisoners on the morning of January 17, 1781, he knew Charles, Lord Cornwallis, could not be far behind. “The... The post To the End of the World: Cornwallis Pursues Morgan to the Catawba appeared first on Journal...

Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life

Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life by Albert Louis Zambone (Westholme Publishing, 2018) Few figures in the American Revolution contributed more towards victory over Great... The post Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life appeared first on Journal of the...

Hammond’s Store: The “Dirty War’s” Prelude to Cowpens

Little is known about the colonial-era history of Hammond’s Store, though the site appears to have been a local meeting place prior to the... The post Hammond’s Store: The “Dirty War’s” Prelude to Cowpens appeared first on...

American Hannibal: The Extraordinary Account of Revolutionary War Hero Daniel Morgan at the Battle of Cowpens

Book Review: American Hannibal: The Extraordinary Account of Revolutionary War Hero Daniel Morgan at the Battle of Cowpens by Jim Stempel (Tucson, AZ: Penmore Press,... The post American Hannibal: The Extraordinary Account of Revolutionary War Hero...

The Second Battle of Cowpens: South Carolina vs. Winchester, Virginia

On January 17, 1781, at Cowpens, South Carolina, Gen. Daniel Morgan solidified his position as an iconic Revolutionary War figure with his decisive victory... The post The Second Battle of Cowpens: South Carolina vs. Winchester, Virginia appeared first...

Debating Cowpens: How Could Tarleton Lose?

The Battle of Cowpens, painted by William Ranney in 1845. The scene depicts an unnamed black soldier (left) firing his pistol and saving the life of Colonel William Washington (on white horse in center). In the courtroom of the American Revolution, historical...

Loyalist Leadership in the Revolutionary South

Portrait of Cornwallis by John Singleton Copley (circa 1795) The historical debate concerning the Loyalists in the Revolutionary South has generally focused on matters such as the Loyalists’ numbers and motivations. While these are issues deserve study,...

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