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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Knox

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00889 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 February 1781 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses a meeting with the French army and navy and General Daniel Morgan's victory over General Banastre Tarleton, "the Kill-Devil of Cornwallis's Army," at the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina, 17 January 1781.

People: Knox, William, 1756-1795.
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
Tarleton, Banastre, Sir, bart., 1754-1833.
Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Navy, Battle, Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Continental Army, France, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The War for Independence