• 18th century tents are set up in a lane.

    Cowpens

    National Battlefield South Carolina

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  • Closed for Federal Holiday

    Cowpens National Battlefield will be closed October 13, 2014 for Columbus Day. The park will reopen at 9:00 on October 14.

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Daniel Morgan

Daniel Morgan by Charles Willson Peale

Independence National Historical Park

Known as the Old Wagoner from his time as a teamster in the French and Indian War, Daniel Morgan knew his men and how they would react to certain situations. He used this knowledge to his advantage.

 
Banastre Tarleton

Banastre Tarleton by Robert Wilson

Only about 26 years old at the time of the battle, Banastre Tarleton already had a fierce reputation and was known as Bloody Tarleton.

 
John Eager Howard by Charles Willson Peale, courtesy of Independence National Historical Park

John Eager Howard by Charles Willson Peale

Independence National Historical Park

Perhaps better known for his political activity following the American Revolution, John Eager Howard played an important part in the Battle of Cowpens.
 
Andrew Pickens

Andrew Pickens

South Caroliniana Library

Known as the fighting elder, it was said that Andrew Pickens never laughed and seldom smiled.
 
William Washington

William Washington by Charles Willson Peale

Independence National Historical Park

William Washington, a second cousin of George Washington, had trained to be a minister before the Revolutionary War.

Did You Know?

Cannon demonstration

The three-pounder Revolutionary War cannon was called a "Grasshopper" because it had a recoil of about 5 feet and looked somewhat like a grasshopper jumping when it was fired.