Cowpens National Battlefield commemorates a decisive battle that helped turn the tide of war in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. On this field on January 17, 1781, Daniel Morgan led his army of Continentals, militia and cavalry to a victory over Banastre Tarleton's force of British mililitary. The battle at the "Cow Pens" is recognized by historians as one of the most important of the American Revolution. Only nine months after the Battle of Cowpens, Cornwallis was forced to surrender his army to General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia.
Vistitors may enjoy a walking trail and marked road tour, picnic grounds and a visitor center with exhibits, memorabilia and a multi-image slide presentation.