Researching the American Revolution

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Cowpens

Cowpens Battlefield, SC

Secondary Sources

Babits, Lawrence Edward. A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

Roberts, Kenneth. The Battle of Cowpens – The Story of 900 Men Who Shook an Empire. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday, 1958.

 

Pictures of the Battlefield Today

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Commemorative Monument in front of the Cowpens National Battlefield Visitors Center
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Patriot Order of Battle – note less than 1000 soldiers!
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In 1781, there were swales and hillocks, now the geography is flat.
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The Road used by the British to attack the Patriots
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A British view of the Patriot positions as they marched onto the battlefield
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