Battle of Cowpens
Event Level: National
Host/POC: Mecklenburg Chapter, North Carolina SAR
Location: Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
Details: The Battle of Cowan’s Ford was fought on 1 February 1781 at Cowan’s Ford on the Catawba River in northwestern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, between a force of about 5,000 British and fewer than a thousand Americans who were attempting to slow the British advance across the river. The American general William Lee Davidson was killed in this battle.
Daniel Morgan with tough Continentals and backwoods militia defeated Banastre Tarleton’s British regulars.