Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
U.S. Memorial Monument
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 35° 8.209′ N, 81° 49.083′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from Piedmont Road. Click for map. Marker is located a few feet west of the U.S. Monument, near the park's visitor's center. Marker is in this post office area: Gaffney SC 29341, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Cowpens Monument (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Cowpens: Prelude to Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); Race to the Dan River (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Morgan's Flying Army (about 600 feet away); Spirit up the People (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Race to the Dan River (about 800 feet away); The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens (approx. 0.2 miles away); After Victory (approx. ¼ mile away); The Continental Army at Cowpens (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gaffney.
Also see . . . Battle of Cowpens. The Battle of Cowpens (January 17, 1781) was a decisive victory by American Revolutionary forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War.
1. War Department of United States Monument
Erected in 1932, the War Department Monument is a granite shaft 32 feet high and 7 feet square. The base of the monument is 11'4" square and is also made of granite. On the north face of the monument at a height of 25 feet there is a seal that is approximately 3 feet in diameter. There are inscriptions on the north and south faces of the monument and commemorative plaques on the east and west faces. (Source: Cowpens National Battlefield National Register Nomination Form.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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