National Park Service - Cowpens National Battlefield Homepage -
Cowpens National Battlefield commemorates a decisive battle that helped turn the tide of war in the South. On this field on January 17, 1781, Daniel Morgan led his army of tough Continentals, militia and cavalry to a brilliant victory over Banastre Tarleton's force of British regulars.
The Battle of Cowpens - The Battle of Cowpens, January 17, 1781, took place in the latter part of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution and of the Revolution itself. It became known as the turning point of the war in the South, part of a chain of events leading to Patriot victory at Yorktown The Cowpens victory was one over a crack British regular army and brought together strong armies and leaders who made their mark on history. By: Scott Withrow, Park Ranger
Eastern National Bookstore at Cowpens NB lists books on Cowpens
Cowpens National Battlefield by: Michael Allio and M. Linsay Allio Chesnee Middle School/Chesnee, SC
The Revolutionary War battle of Cowpens was fought because General Daniel Morgan and his Patriot troops were overtaken by Banastre Tarleton (Also Known As Bloody Ben) and his British forces. Morgan knew he couldn't cross the Broad River near the North Carolina and South Carolina border, so he devised a scheme...
The National Guard - Heritage Series Paintings - The Battle of Cowpens - Cool pictures!
Many Were Sore Chased And Some Cut Down - Fighting Cornwallis with the Rockbridge Militia by Odell McGuire, © Oct '95 (Several names mentioned)
Alfred Nixon, History of Lincoln County, N.C. - Nice context for the Battle in the larger picture. Well written and detailed.
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park - A description of battles and times surrounding the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Brief note on Cowpens, but good background reading.
AmericanRevolution.Org - History Links - Genealogy Links - Re-Enactor Links - Scholar's Showcase - Lots of interesting links and information, no immediate info on Cowpens.
Flags Over America - Revolution - Cowpens Flag - Although named after the battle of Cowpens, this was actually the flag of the Third Maryland Regiment of the Continental Line. You can find the original flag in the State House in Annapolis. The Marylanders joined troops from Georgia and Virginia, all under General Daniel Morgan, to decisively defeat British Lieutenant-Colonel Banastre "The Butcher" Tarleton.
Nathanael Greene by Janie B. Cheaney - Kings Mtn - The Battle at Cowpens - Lots of resources and links, several Patriots listed. Webmaster is John Robertson
William Rogers of Virginia writes about Ezekiel Rogers b c 1761 d 1843 Clarke County, Kentucky Virginia, m 2 July 1787 Charlotte County, Virginia Rebecca Williamson
"According Ezekiels son, Samuel: "At the age of fifteen, my father joined a company of light-horse, belonging to the regiment of Colonel Washington. He was at the battle of Cowpens, where Tarleton was defeated and pursued so closely that he lost his eye. He continued in the service to the close of the Revolution, was present at the siege of York[town], and witnessed the surrender of Cornwallis."
SAR Honors John Biffle Saturday, November 6, 1999 Macedonia Baptist Church
Piedmont Chapter member Phillip G. Riddle of Jasper provided the biography of Joseph Emanuel Lyon (d c 1830, m Mary Ann Marshbank c 1785 SC). Born February 13, 1754 in England, Lyon was a jeweler by trade. He came to the colonies as a British soldier. He was captured during fighting in Germantown, Pennsylvania on October 4, 1777. Obviously a pragmatic soul, he took the oath of allegiance and joined the Colonial Army. He was wounded at the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina on January 17, 1781. The Lyon family history holds that Joseph had been left for dead on the Cowpens battle field. A passer-by saw that he was alive and carried water to him in his hat. The Revolutionary War Samaritan carried him home and cared for him until he recovered. Patriot Lyon was ever after crippled, losing an arm as a result of his wounds. Lyon was a teacher by profession.
Descendants of John Corder - died 1760 in Fauquier Co., VA. He married PATIENCE DULIN 1722 in Fauquier Co., VA
Letter from the Veteran's Administration File of Aaron Guyton
Aaron Guyton was born October 27, 1761, in Baltimore County, Maryland; the names of his parents are not shown. While residing in Ninety Six District, which was later known as Union District, South Carolina, Aaron Guyton volunteered in 1779. ... He was in the battle of Cowpens in Captain John Thompson's company; in the Siege of Ninety Six in Captain Montgomery's company, Colonel Pickens' regiment, in the battle of Eutaw Springs and continued to serve until "peace was made", amounting in all to more than two years. All of his service was in the South Carolina troops and his name was borne on the military rolls as Aaron Guiton. The soldier married October 6, 1789, in York District, South Carolina, Margaret McCurdy who was born December 2, 1773. He died Anderson District, South Carolina June 30, 1841.
New Orleans Picayune Interview with General M. J. Bulger - About Grandson of Michael J. Bulger, Alabama 47th Regiment: James R. Barnes
My mother was Ann R. Adams, the daughter of John Carroll Adams, who was a captain in Major Washington's cavalry. He was severely wounded and his horse killed under him. At the battle of Cowpens, Captain Adams survived his terrible wound, but was a cripple all his life. He died in his 93rd. year at Richland district, South Carolina.
Rhea County, Tennessee TNGenWeb Queries - Jayna Rhodes Brown Quinn Seek info about Pierce BULGER, B. abt 1779, son of Michael BULGER.Pierce md. Ann R. ADAMS in 1804. Ann-dtr of John Carroll ADAMS and Sarah ____, who md 1MAR1784/5 in Richland Co., SC. John died 1MAY1836in Rhea Co. Sarah died 25JUN1852 in Rchlnd Co., SC. John-son of Mary& Richard ADAMS b. in VA - w.p. 19JAN1788.
Michael William Bulger - A son, Pierce D. Bulger was born Beauford County, North Carolina in 1785. Pierce married Sara Anne Adams, daughter of John Carroll Adams, grand-daughter of Richard Adams of Beauford County, North Carolina. The Adams were of the President Adams family.
Hamilton National Genealogical Society Surname Registry - John Murff d 1781 GA Battle of Cowpens
Upstate photo tour - The reenactment of the Battle of Cowpens is staged every January at the national battlefield near Cowpens. Photo by Thomas E. McCarver.
Battle of Kings Mountain - Written by Peggy Beach, Cleveland County NC Public Information Officer. Nice bio on Patrick Ferguson.
Who Owned Cowpens? - Harold Harrison -- Sun, 25 Jun 2000
Spartanburg County - SCGenWeb - Spartanburg County Queries Message Index
1830 Hamilton County IL Census Query - "Dennis (Capt. Dennis Trammell)was moved to Orange Co, NC when he was a small boy by his father, David Trammell. From there he entered the service in Aug 1777, acting as a Lieutenant in Capt. Benjamin Fries Company, Col. Leonard Marberry's Georgia Regiment, and stationed at Fulton's Fort on the Ogaachee River, where he served nine months." ... "Dennis was in the battles of Cedar Springs, Musgroves Mills, Black Stocks, Hagskin Mills, Long Cane, Cowpens, and was at the siege of Augusta. He was also involved in several skirmishes with the British and Tories."
Rue family, Monticello, NY - Billingsley genealogy - Revolutionary pension application, Pvt John Billingsley - Revolutionary War pension application by Capt Benjamin Rue
American Colonial Wars and the Revolutionary War - "Books for the Serious Student of Military History"
American Revolution - Lots of links and books at a site owned by Nikki Roth-Skiles See Family in the War and Northampton County PA and American Revolution Book Corner
Thomas Darley 1760-1832 - 1781 Lt. Thomas DARLEY fought in the Battle of Cowpens for the British where the patriots gave the British one of their soundest defeats. Wounded and allowed to return to Camden, SC for treatment. Show painting of the Battle of Cowpens.
The Battle of Cowpens A Documented Narrative and Troop Movement Maps by Edwin Cole Bearss - book description. Page is not linked to anything, but the description is worthwhile Also Cowpens Battlefield - A Walking Guide by Lawrence E. Babits - from Military History List
The American Revolution, 1776-1783 - Slide presentation, too small, but interesting.
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