What happened at the battle at the cowshed, including the outcome in Animal Farm?

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News of the Rebellion at Animal Farm begins to spread, and animals across the countryside are singing "Beasts of England."

The neighboring farmers, along with Mr. Jones, decide to attack the animals, hoping to take the farm back. The Battle of the Cowshed was successful for the animals of Animal Farm. Although Mr. Jones and his neighboring farmers banned together and came to take animal Farm back, the animals had hidden in the cowshed.

Snowball and some of the animals charged forth, but were driven back by Mr. Jones's gun.

All the animals in the cowshed came out of hiding and drove Mr. Jones and the farmers out of the yard. The Battle of the Cowshed became a triumphant moment for the animals. Snowball is the leader and he is later decorated as Animal Hero, First Class:

The animals, led by Snowball, successfully fight off the invaders in what comes to be known as the Battle of the Cowshed. Snowball is decorated as an Animal Hero, First Class.