Monday, 1 February 2016

Battle of Cowan's Ford

Dan Nance Historical Artist
'Today is the 235th Anniversary of the Battle of Cowan's Ford.
As dawn broke across the Carolina sky approximately 5,000 British troops under the command of General Charles Cornwallis crossed the Catawba River at Cowan's Ford in Mecklenburg County.
Close to 1,000 Patriot Militia under the command of General William Lee Davidson (from which Davidson College is named) awaited on the opposite bank to hold them off as long as possible. General Davidson was killed in the melee and later buried at Hopewell Presbyterian Church in secret. Cornwallis succeeded in taking the ford and by March 15th locked horns with General Nathaniel Green at the Battle of Guilford Court House.

Let's remember all who lost their lives during The American Revolution and especially today The Battle of Cowan's Ford.'

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