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Scenario#: 9     Date: 17 January 1781     Location: Cowpens, South Carolina

Major General Nathanael Greene, commander of the Continental Army in South Carolina, divided his forces sending Brigadier General Daniel Morgan to attack the British back country fort, Ninety-Six. Cornwallis dispatched Banastre Tarleton to catch the…

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Scenario#: 28     Date: 17 Jan 1781     Location: Cowpens, South Carolina

Colonel Banastre Tarleton led a highly mobile and veteran force. In all, his fighting force amounted to about 1,100 men. Morgan’s American forces amounted to about 1,000 men of which many were recent recruits. However, he also had reliable Maryland …

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Scenario#: 12     Date: 8 Sept 1781     Location: Ninety Six, South Carolina

With knowledge of the British whereabouts, it was late August when Greene marched his army towards Stewart’s British camp at Eutaw Springs. Stewart, unaware of Greene’s approach, by chance was alerted when a British foraging party ran into the…

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Scenario#: 33     Date: 8 Sept 1781     Location: Eutawville, South Carolina

On September 8, 1781 General Greene with around 2,200 men advanced upon a British camp at Eutaw Springs, South Carolina. The “Swamp Fox," General Francis Marion, who knew the area well de vised the plan of attack. The British commander …

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Scenario#: 109     Date: 3 October 1781     Location: Gloucester, Virginia

The British Army was under siege in Yorktown and running short of supplies. Cornwallis sent Tarleton to Gloucester, just across the York River, to search for supplies. Tarleton, believing that he only faced militia, sent out raiding parties. Mercer,…

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Scenario#: 32     Date: 6 July 1781     Location: James City County, Virginia

On July 5th, Lafayette reached Chickahominy Church near Green Springs farm. With him he had advance elements of Wayne’s Pennsylvanians. Before him Cornwallis had placed a detachment of the Queen’s Rangers and a mix of infantry. The rest of his …

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Scenario#: 10     Date: 15 March 1781     Location: Greensboro, North Carolina

On March 14, 1781, while encamped at Deep River, Cornwallis was informed that Greene was encamped at Guilford Court House. Cornwallis decided to give battle, although he had only 1,900 men at his disposal. Cornwallis found the Continental positions…

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Scenario#: 30     Date: 15 March 1781     Location: Greensboro, North Carolina

In early March, Greene received reinforcements of both militia and Continentals, bringing his total strength to just over 4,000 men. Greene decided that the time had come for action, and he knew where he wanted to fight. Cornwallis could not …

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Scenario#: 11     Date: 25 April 1781     Location: Camden, South Carolina

Lacking sufficient men to attack the British in Camden, Greene retired north and occupied a strong position on Hobkirk’s Hill. Greene hoped that he could draw Rawdon out of Camden and defeat him in an open battle. Rawdon, concerned that …

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Scenario#: 31     Date: 25 April 1781     Location: Camden, South Carolina

On April 25, just before dawn, British General Rawdon led 900 troops toward Hobkirk's Hill. The American force under General Greene was surprised by the early attack. They quickly formed into a single line of battle along the brow of …

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Scenario#: 29     Date: 6 March 1781     Location: Guilford County, North Carolina

In the spring of 1781 Cornwallis had an opportunity to corner and destroy a major portion of Green's army when the Americans divided their forces for subsisting purposes. He sent Tarleton’s dragoons in a rapid march and followed with his …

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Scenario#: 34     Date: 8 Sept 1781     Location: Yorktown, Virginia

The Allies skillfully built a network of trenches with little or no counter action by the British. At this point in the campaign Cornwallis had little choice. His casualty list was augmented daily by men sick with fever or other …

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Scenario#: 110     Date: 14 October 1781     Location: Yorktown, Virginia

Revolutionary War battles tend to focus on British and American soldiers engaged in close, hand-to-hand combat, the siege of Yorktown, however, was primarily waged at long range by artillery, with relatively few direct troop confrontations. One key…

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