Come to the Cow Pens!: The Story of the Battle of Cowpens, January 17, 1781 (Paperback)
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Daniel Morgan was known as the best horseman, the fastest runner, the fiercest fighter and the strongest wrestler. On a bitter cold day in January 1781, at an upcountry cattle pasture known as the cow pens, the cantankerous brigadier general led an army of militiamen, Continental soldiers and cavalry in a stunning defeat of the British. Told in both narrative and verse, the Cowpens story is a classic war story from beginning to end. Come to the Cow Pens , illustrated with numerous maps by John Robertson, includes an introduction by South Carolina's leading historian, Dr. Walter Edgar. Beginning with the settlement of the backcountry by thousands of Scots-Irish immigrants and continuing through the horrors of the brutal war in the Carolina backcountry.