The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

Cowpens: A Brilliant Victory

Special | 7m 22s

General Daniel Morgan’s battle plan at Cowpens was considered a masterpiece of military strategy and tactics. In Fall of 1780, General Nathaniel Greene sent a portion of his men under Morgan to fight the British in western South Carolina. In response, Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton was sent to chase after Morgan's army. Tarleton met Morgan's men on January 17, 1781 at the Battle of Cowpens.

Aired: 05/18/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

This video series was made possible by South Carolina ETV, The National Park Service, The Self Family Foundation, The George Washington Endowment Fund of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, The South Carolina State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and the ETV Endowment.