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Proceedings at the unveiling of the battle monument in Spartanburg, S. C., in commemoration of the centennial of the battle of Cowpens" (1896) Photo credit: Internet Archive Book Images/LOC/Flickr/Creative Commons

On January 17, 1781, a group of American militiamen and Continental regulars defeated 1100 British troops commanded by Banastre Tarelton in a South Carolina meadow known as the Cowpens.

Ric Cottom came to Baltimore more than four decades ago and never left. Formerly the editor and publisher at the Maryland Historical Society, he now runs the Chesapeake Book Company, publishing Chesapeake regional history, biography, and environmental studies.
Lisa Morgan covered the local arts community as co-creator and host of WYPR’s award-winning program The Signal from 2004 to 2015. She has created and produced many programs for WYPR, including news stories, features, commentaries, and audio documentaries. She taught audio production at Goucher College and has done voice-over work for a variety of clients. The Weekly Reader is her latest project.