Sword Fight At Cowpens


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While the British 17th Light Dragoons were retreating on the Green River Road, at the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina, 1781, the pursuing American horsemen led by Lieutenant Colonel William Washington who became engaged in a sword fight. Colonel Washington's sword broke and his life was saved by his young servant who arrived just in time to shot the attacking British officer.

The image, Clash At Cowpens, was originally uploaded by mojohand. It is posted here from Neddy's flickr favorites.

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