Come to the Cow Pens!: The Story of the Battle of Cowpens, January 17, 1781 by Christine R. Swager
- Publisher: Hub City Writers Project (November 22, 2002)
- ISBN-10: 1891885316
- Language: English
- Paperback: 119 pages
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. Young readers can follow the course of this important battle and meet the real-life characters who were there in Christine Swager's compelling Come to the Cow Pens! 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, Dr. Swager's book fairly crackles with action," Edgar writes in his introduction.
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