We went to Cowpen’s National Battlefield Park in South Carolina today. Cowpen’s is an historical landmark noting where a significant battle of the American Revolutionary war was fought.
The Park’s website states “On Jan. 17, 1781, the Americans won a decisive battle against the better-trained British Army. The battle was over in less than an hour. This victory gave the Patriots the moral support needed to continue fighting and win the Revolution just nine months later. The British sustained one of the worst disasters of their Southern campaign, and the Patriots finally defeated British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton. General Daniel Morgan displayed brilliant tactics in the disposition of his forces, making effective use of both militia and Continental troops to envelop and rout the British. Most of Tarleton’s army were killed or captured, and the rest fled. The Battle of Cowpens was the event which started Cornwallis on his road to Yorktown.”
We walked through the park on an established foot/bike trail. Then we drove the 3 mile auto trail trail. Each trail had something different to offer so we were glad we used both. Then at the visitor’s center we watched a historical video that replayed the battle and visited their museum. It was a very interesting day trip glad we went.