Wednesday, January 21, 2015

British army stopped by a miraculous rising of rivers, saving American after the Battle of Cowpens

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“The bloody butcher” is what colonists called British Colonel Banastre Tarleton. He let his dragoons bayonet and hack hundreds of surrendering Americans at Buford’s Massacre during the Battle of Waxhaw, May 29, 1780.

In January of 1781, Colonel Banastre Tarleton led 1,200 of Britain’s best troops, consisting of British dragoons, regulars, highlanders and loyalists, in a hot pursuit of the Americans.

American General Daniel Morgan led Colonel Banastre Tarleton into a trap – the Battle of Cowpens, JANUARY 17, 1781.

The Americans took a stand with a river behind them, leaving them no opportunity to retreat.

10 comments:

  1. My oldest Bogan ancestor was running a newspaper in Woodstock Virginia, and marched off w/ Reverand Muhlenburg, and fought in the battle of Cowpens. He was reported "KIA", but my guess is just stayed in SC (Maybe wounded) as there are a lot of Bogans in SC. Our family is descended from him, but I am not sure if from Virginia, or SC...

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    1. Thanks and interesting. I guess you haven't been able to find more, I take it?

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  2. Militia fired twice. When the regulars (third line) fell back under the Highlander assault, we turned in unison and blew their shit away.

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  3. my grandmothers maiden name was Talton changed from its original Tarleton during the war.one of her sayings was something was not worth a continental.it took me a long time to figgir out it was the near worthless continital money.she also said ive only got two teeth but thank god they meet. your friend truckwilkins

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    1. My mother used to say the same thing.:) Also, can't speak the King's English and many more. Thanks.

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  4. And thanks to the system we have in place (the Fed), and the bank-gangsters looting the publics money, the same will be said about our dollar; it's not worth a US dollar.

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