Cowpens Flag – Revolutionary War Flags
American morale was low when 1781 came around, but on January 17 General Morgan won a brilliant victory over British Sir Tarleton’s forces at Cowpens, South Carolina, defeating some of Lord Cornwallis’ finest troops. Only 170 out of the 1100 British Redcoats managed to escape. One man reported that when Cornwallis received word of the defeat, he leaned on his sword until it broke. It was a key turning point in the war.