Colonel Andrew Pickens

Andrew Pickens

Militia leader, Brigadier General, and U.S. Congressman, Andrew Pickens

Colonel Andrew Pickens was given command of all American militia forces at the Battle of Cowpens by General Daniel Morgan. Following his successful leadership at Cowpens, he was promoted to Brigadier General by South Carolina governor, John Rutledge.

Pickens, the son of Scotch-Irish immigrants, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania on September 13, 1739.