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Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Washington Light Infantry Monument
 
Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
1. Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker
 
Inscription.
This Monument was erected by
The Washington Light Infantry
Of Charleston S.C.
L.M. Hatch. Capt
April. 1856
Cowpens Chapter D.A.R.
1936

 
Erected 1856 by Washington Light Infantry of Charleston S.C.
 
Location. 35° 8.043′ N, 81° 48.85′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from Chesnee Highway (U.S. 11). Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Cowpens National Battlefield. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4001 Chesnee Highway, Gaffney SC 29341, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Double Envelopment (within shouting distance of this marker); A Race for the Grasshopper (within shouting distance of this marker); The Continental Army at Cowpens (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance (about 300 feet away); The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens (about 500 feet away); Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Washington Light Infantry Monument (about 700 feet away); Skirmishers Retreat, British Advance (about 800 feet away); Form the Line of Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gaffney.
 
Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 25, 2008
2. Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker
 

 
Also see . . .
1. The Washington Light Infantry. The Washington Light Infantry (WLI), organized in 1807, is one of the nation's oldest militia units. (Submitted on July 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Washington Light Infantry. The Washington Light Infantry is a military and social organization located in Charleston, South Carolina. (Submitted on July 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 25, 2008
3. Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker
 
 
Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 25, 2008
4. Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker
The Washington Light Infantry of Charleston, South Carolina, erected this monument in 1856 near the final stages of the Battle of Cowpens to commemorate the important American victory here. Though the years have changed much of the monument's original appearance, it stands today as the earliest testament to the valor of the Patriot Army at the Cowpens.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 838 times since then. Last updated on November 7, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Photos:   1. submitted on July 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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