Lieut. Col. Washington in the midst of the British dragoons at the Battle of the Cowpens. "In the eagerness of pursuit, Washington advanced nearly thirty yards in front of his regiment. Observing this, three British officers wheeled about and attacked him; the officer on his left was aiming to cut him down, when a serjeant came up and intercepted the blow by disabling his sword arm, at the same instant the officer on his right was about to make a stroke at him, when a waiter, too small to wield a sword, saved him by wounding the officer with a pistol. At this moment, the officer in the centre, who was believed to be Tarleton, made a thrust at him, which he parried, upon which the officer retreated a few paces, and discharged his pistol at him, which wounded him in the knee."--See Marshall's Life of Washington. [P. 5.]
Price 6 1/4 C. 4th Annual Exhibition of the Brooklyn Institute. October 1, 1845. Catalogue of Paintings, Sculpture, and Other Works of Art.