The Battle of Cowpens

Cowpens South CarolinaThe history of the birth of this nation is full of familiar heroes like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. We know of the great sacrifices made for
independence on battlefields such as Concord and Lexington, Bunker Hill, and Yorktown. But one battle, until recently, has been largely overlooked by historians; a battle that completely turned the momentum of the war, giving hope to, what had been, a hopeless situation.

That battle was fought in the back country of South Carolina, at a place called Hannah's Cowpens.

The People

Americans

  • General Daniel Morgan - Commanded all American units at Cowpens.
  • Colonel Andrew Pickens - Commanded South Carolina militia.

British