Key Battles of the Revolutionary War

Key Battles of the Revolutionary War

Scott Rank
 

King’s Mountain & Cowpens: The Revolutionary War's Largest 'All-American Fight'

March 22, 2020   ●   27 min

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The Battles of King's Mountain and Cowpens were fought in 1781, between the Continental Army under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan and British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Sir Banastre Tarleton, as part of the campaign in the Carolinas. Daniel Morgan, who had been sent south by Washington, joined Nathanael Greene’s army. Greene decided to send Morgan with a force of militia and cavalry westward. This dividing of his army was risky, but Greene wrote “It makes the most of my inferior force for it compels my adversary to divide his.”
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