This battle of Cowpens was fought on January 17, 1781, and was a turning point in the Revolutionary War. The battle only lasted an hour, but it was a stunning defeat for Lt. Colonel Banastre “Bloody Bill” Tarleton and his British troops and loyalist militia led by General Daniel Morgan and the Continental troops. The American forces lost a small percentage of men out of 2,000, while the British suffered over 80% casualties, and over half of their force of 1,000 was either captured or missing. This success was due to the use of the military tactic of the double envelopment by General Morgan. It was the only time in the war this move was used, and because of its success, it is still being taught at West Point. See event website for complete schedule of events!