battle of Cowpens


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Noun1.battle of Cowpens - battle in the American Revolutionbattle of Cowpens - battle in the American Revolution; Americans under Daniel Morgan defeated the British
American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, American War of Independence, War of American Independence - the revolution of the American Colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783
Palmetto State, SC, South Carolina - a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
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Another sidebar analyzes William Ranney's famous painting, "The Battle of Cowpens," and places it among similar works such as Emanuel Leutze's, "Washington Crossing the Delaware.
In the story, the hero of the battle of Cowpens, which took place on January 17, 1781, is allowed to come alive and talk with Heidi because of a wish she makes with the aid of a magic yellow balloon.
Hamner, an assistant professor of history at George Mason University, opens with a chapter contrasting the Battle of Cowpens during the War of Independence, the Battle of Shiloh during the Civil War, and the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest during the Second World War from the combat soldier's viewpoint.
His skill and distinction on the battlefield were notable; he was awarded a Silver Medal by Congress for his efforts in the Battle of Cowpens in 1781, and there remains written testimony to his shrewdness and valor as observed by his contemporaries, including George Washington and Nathaniel Greene.