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    War for Independence. Babits describes the battlefield tactics of the war as well as the weaponry used by either side. He has also lain out the build-up to the battle and the aftermath. “Compared with Lexington, Concord, and Yorktown, Cowpens receives very little attention from historians or the American public. This omission may be due to a concentration on Washington and his campaigns, especially by northern historians, yet Cowpens helped create the Yorktown victory. ” The Battle of Cowpens was fought in South Carolina on January 17, 1781 between the American Continental Army, with the help of the militia, and the British Army. Brigadier General Daniel Morgan led the American forces and Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton led the British forces. When Colonel Tarleton attacked, General Morgan told his men to fire two rounds from their muskets and then fall back to the rear. The British saw the…

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    November 1780 Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton of the British Army hunted a man by the name Francis Marion. Lt. Colonel Tarleton hunted this man for seven hours through the backwoods and swamps of South Caroline, eventually giving up and stated “As for this old, fox the devil himself could not catch him.” Francis Marion would forever be known as the Swamp Fox. Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion was an important figure in history especially military history because; he was the pioneer of guerilla tactics,…

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    On December 12, 1780, Major General Nathanael Greene took command of an out of shape army consisting of 2,500 soldiers. The army was brought back into shape at a camp sixty miles southeast of Charlotte, North Carolina with the help of many officers including Daniel Morgan. General Nathanael Greene next divided his force into three commands. Each of the three units would be prepared to attack Cornwallis’ army. Cornwallis heard word of Greene’s strategy, and decided to divide his command too.…

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    The Battle of Cowpens By:Madison Knipp What is so great about cowpens south carolina? Besides their funny name. Well let me tell you.There was a small battle between two countrys and two generals and by the end of this page you will know alot more.You will know the causes, effects , leaders,and events of the battle. Im sure you would like to know why the battle started.So I will tell you.After the battle of camden american general greenes men were all torn up.So he wanted to…

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    One expert says, “Although virtually in a sea of enemies, Marion…kept resistance alive in South Carolina until the Continental Army could recapture the region” (Schweikart). Marion just kept fighting, even when no one else was so he started to get more and more popular as the British started to get more and more unpopular with the locals. After hearing of what Marion did to Tarleton and his men “…soon the locals—who loathed the British occupation—were cheering the Swamp Fox” (Crawford). He…

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    Americans. In reality, Marion had slaves and he mistreated them. Showing the man he really was would not make him the hero they want to portray him as to the audience. On the other hand, a British officer, Colonel Tavington, was painted as a brutal and evil villain throughout the film. He killed many innocent men, women, and children. In one particular scene, Tavington rounded up and locked a large number of innocent villagers in a church and set it on fire. This event was not historically…

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    Francis Marion was born near georgetown in berkeley county, south carolina. He was a leader of a revolutionary militia war in 1781. Francis was approached by one of the british officers to discuss an prisoner exchange. They were camping on snow's island south carolina. The british officer was so inspired by the way they overcome and commits to the cause. In spite of their lack of satisfaction provision, francis promptly switch there alliances and supported American independence. The patriots…

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    were not necessarily in their favor. The British Army had an overwhelming advantage because of their superior numbers, but they were also the most experienced Soldiers in the world with linear tactics. Given an open battlefield and two armies, the British would prevail with their superior tactics, troops, and their officer’s ability to scheme and maneuver. In January of 1781 during the Battle of Cowpens, Brigadier General Morgan decimated the army of British Colonel Banastre Tarleton.…

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    invade America, but it was unsuccessful. They lost because America had more people in the army than they did. They had the French on their side and as well as some Indians. Britain had some helped from Indians as well but they would have fled the battle. America would have won the American Revolutionary War against the Britain. After battling for so long some British soldiers would have joined the side of the Americans. America got their independence from Britain on July 4, 1776. The book had…

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    peasants and French soldiers in the ways of Guerrilla Warfare, along with hit and run tactics, thus resulting in a Militia. Their goal was to keep General Cornwallis in South Carolina by tactically cutting down his men and supplies. (11) This was achieved, but only after Colonel Tavington ordered Gabriel 's new wife, her family and all of the townspeople to be burned inside of a church. Gabriel 's lust for revenge costed his life by the same Colonel that shot and killed his brother, Thomas. In…

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