This is a 16 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Cowpens. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Battle of Cowpens was a decisive victory by Continental Army forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan in SC over the British Army led by Colonel Banastre Tarleton, during the Southern Campaign of the American Revolutionary War. It was a turning point in the patriots' re-conquest of SC from British control. It took place in northwestern Cherokee County, SC, north of the town of Cowpens.
A veteran of the war's early Canadian campaigns and a hero of the Battle of Saratoga, Morgan was a gifted leader who knew how to obtain the best from his men.Morgan devised a cunning plan to defeat Tarleton.
Caught in a classic double envelopment and stunned by their circumstances, nearly half of Tarleton's command ceased fighting and fell to the ground. With his right and center collapsing, Tarleton gathered his cavalry reserve, his British Legion, and rode into the fray against the American horsemen. Unable to have any effect, he began withdrawing with what forces he could gather.
Though the Battle of Cowpens was relatively small in regard to numbers involved, it played a key role in the conflict as it deprived the British of desperately needed troops and altered Cornwallis' future plans.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Battle
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This is one of several power point presentations that I offer in my store on... The American Revolutionary War.