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Saber and Scroll

Abstract

After the British defeat and destruction of the Continental Army at the Battle of Camden, Continental Congress assigned General Nathanael Greene as the new commander of the Continental Army Southern Department. One of the assets that General Greene had assigned to his army was a battalion of Light Infantry under the command of Brigadier General Daniel Morgan. Daniel Morgan had participated in a large number of the major operations conducted by the Continental Army, including the siege of Boston, the American attack on Quebec, and the Battle of Saratoga, and always at the command of Light Infantry, or as they were also called, riflemen. His part in the victory at Cowpens marked a turning point in the American Revolution. The results of the fight led directly to Cornwallis’s defeat at Yorktown. None of that could have been possible without Daniel Morgan’s tactical and technical expertise.

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