The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To Samuel Huntington, President Of The Continental Congress

Encloses a copy of his letter to Washington announcing the "glorious defeat" of Col. [Banastre] Tarleton's detachment.[1] "The action was important, and reflects the highest honor on General [Daniel] Morgan and the troops under his command." The bearer, Maj. Edward Giles, can provide Congress with "further information." The deputy commissary general of prisoners will send a return of prisoners taken in the battle, "by which conveyance" NG "will forward the Standards to be laid at the feet of Congress."[2]
Letter signed (PCC, item 155, vol. 1: 533, DNA) 2 pp.
    [1.] See NG to Washington, this date (PGNG, 7: 182-185). On the victory at Cowpens, see Morgan to NG, 19 January (PGNG, 7: 152-161).
    [2.] The return has not been found. The "Standards" were the flags of the British regiments that were captured at Cowpens. NG sent them to Congress on 20 March. (See his letter to Huntington of that date, PGNG, 7: 455.)