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BATTLES IN THE 1780’S: PART 4
BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN
The Battle of Kings Mountain took place in South Carolina on October 7, 1780. It is an iconic part of the Revolutionary War because it was known as the biggest “All-American Fight” between the Loyalists and the Patriots. The Patriots eventually retreated because they did not want to face Lord Cornwallis’s army. They did, as a matter of fact, capture some of the Loyalists and executed them as prisoners. Soon enough, the Patriots won the battle, and it made the Patriots feel a lot more confident after they had been defeated in many battles before.
BATTLE OF COWPENS
The Battle of Cowpens happened on January 17, 1781. As a matter of fact, it didn’t take place in Cowpens, but a neighboring location, Cherokee County. The British army (lead by Soldier Daniel Morgan) captured much of the South Continental army in South Carolina, and that gave them more confidence. George Washington sent General Greene to command them. Greene split the army in half and sent Tarleton, a British soldier who helped the colonists for many years, to block Morgan’s actions. When Tarleton drew close, Morgan retreated, leaving the Americans in victory.
BATTLE OF YORKTOWN
The Battle of Yorktown (also known as the Siege of Yorktown) happened from September 28 to October 19, 1781. The Americans and the French worked together to gain a victory, and in the end, a victory was what they received. This battle was any regular battle, but it affected many things.
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