. The Library of historic characters and famous events of all nations. mi GENERAL MORGANS victory atCowpens was the turning point of thestruggle for American Independencein the Southern States. Though acitizen of Virginia, he was originallyfrom the North. He was of Welshextraction, and was born in NewJersey in 1736. His education wasentirely neglected, and his adventur-ous disposition led him, at the ageof seventeen, to run away from home. Wandering to thewildest parts of Virginia, he settled, in 1754, ^^ BerkeleyCounty (since Jefferson), at Charlestown. When General Braddock came with his arm

. The Library of historic characters and famous events of all nations. mi GENERAL MORGANS victory atCowpens was the turning point of thestruggle for American Independencein the Southern States. Though acitizen of Virginia, he was originallyfrom the North. He was of Welshextraction, and was born in NewJersey in 1736. His education wasentirely neglected, and his adventur-ous disposition led him, at the ageof seventeen, to run away from home. Wandering to thewildest parts of Virginia, he settled, in 1754, ^^ BerkeleyCounty (since Jefferson), at Charlestown. When General Braddock came with his arm Stock Photo
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. The Library of historic characters and famous events of all nations. mi GENERAL MORGANS victory atCowpens was the turning point of thestruggle for American Independencein the Southern States. Though acitizen of Virginia, he was originallyfrom the North. He was of Welshextraction, and was born in NewJersey in 1736. His education wasentirely neglected, and his adventur-ous disposition led him, at the ageof seventeen, to run away from home. Wandering to thewildest parts of Virginia, he settled, in 1754, ^^ BerkeleyCounty (since Jefferson), at Charlestown. When General Braddock came with his army in 1755, youngMorgan joined the expedition with his wagon and horses, be-ginning his military career as a teamster. Braddock pushedforward with the greater portion of the troops, leaving ColonelDunbar in command at Little Meadows. When Braddocksforce was routed by the Indians, Virginia raised an additionalregiment, and gave the command to Washington. Morgan, with his wagon and team, was attached to the quartermastersdepartment. In 1756, while taking a wagon-load of

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