Near Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Cowpens Monument
has caused this Monument to be
erected on the site of the
Battle of Cowpens
as a testimonial to the valor and
in appreciation of the services of
the American Troops on this field in
behalf of The Independence of
Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton
Tarleton's Legion: 550 men
7th Regiment Maj. Newmarsh: 200 men
1st Battalion of the 71st
Regiment of Maj. McArthur: 200 men
Detachment of the 17th
Regiment of Dragoons: 50 men
Detachment of the Royal
Artillery: 500 men
Total British: 1050 men
Brigadier General Daniel Morgan
won a signal victory over a
British Force Commanded by
Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton
January 17, 1781.
Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, Virginia Commandant
Major Edward Giles, Maryland State Regiment, A.D.C.
Baron de Glasbeech, Volunteer, A.D.C.
The Light Infantry, Maryland Line,
Lieutenant Colonel John Eager Howard,
Benjamin Brookes, Maryland,
Captain and Brigade Major
Captain Robert Kirkwood, Delaware
Capt. Richard Anderson
Capt. Henry Dobson
Lieut. James Ewing
Lieut. Gassaway Watkins
Lieut. Samuel Hanson
Ensign Walter Dyer
Third Regiment, Light Dragoons
Lieutenant Colonel William Washington
Major Richard Gall, Virginia
Captain William Barrett, North Carolina
Lieutenant Henry Bell, Virginia
Cornet James Simons, South Carolina
Lieutenant Thomas Anderson
Colonel Andrew Pickens
South Carolina Commandant
Major James Jackson
Georgia, Brigade Major
Maj. John Cunningham
Capt. Samuel Hammond
Capt. George Walton
Capt. Joshua Inman
Maj. Joseph McDowell
Colonel Thomas Brandon
Colonel John Thomas, Jr.
Colonel Joseph Hays
South Carolina Horsemen
Colonel James McCall,
Total Americans 970 men
Erected 1932 by United States Congress.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Revolutionary War marker series.
Location. 35° 8.207′ N, 81° 49.086′ W. Marker is near Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from Chesnee Highway. Click for map. This Marker is located in 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. U.S. Memorial 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 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.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Battle of Cowpens virtual tour by markers.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Cowpens. The Battle of Cowpens, January 17, 1781, took place in the latter part of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution and of the Revolution itself. (Submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 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. (Submitted on July 5, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Banastre Tarleton. General Sir Banastre Tarleton, 1st Baronet, GCB (Submitted on July 5, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Daniel Morgan. Daniel Morgan (1736 – July 6, 1802) was an American pioneer, soldier, and United States Representative from Virginia. (Submitted on July 5, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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