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Near Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Cowpens Monument

 
 
Battle of Cowpens Monument -<br>South Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
1. Battle of Cowpens Monument -
South Inscription
Inscription.
South Inscription:
The Congress of the United States
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
their country.

East Plaque:
British Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton
Commandant
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

North Inscription:
On this field American Troops
under
Brigadier General Daniel Morgan
won a signal victory over a
British Force Commanded by
Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton
January 17, 1781.

West Plaque:
American Forces
Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, Virginia Commandant
Major Edward Giles, Maryland State Regiment, A.D.C.
Baron de Glasbeech, Volunteer, A.D.C.

Continental Troops
The Light Infantry, Maryland Line,
Continental Establishment
290
Battle of Cowpens Monument -<br>East Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
2. Battle of Cowpens Monument -
East Plaque
men

Lieutenant Colonel John Eager Howard,
Maryland Commandant
Benjamin Brookes, Maryland,
Captain and Brigade Major
Captain Robert Kirkwood, Delaware

Maryland
Capt. Richard Anderson
Capt. Henry Dobson
Lieut. James Ewing
Lieut. Gassaway Watkins
Lieut. Samuel Hanson
Ensign Walter Dyer
Ensign Smith

Virginia
Lieutenant Barnes
Lieutenant Miller
Ensign King

Third Regiment, Light Dragoons
80 men
Lieutenant Colonel William Washington
Virginia, Commandant
Major Richard Gall, Virginia
Captain William Barrett, North Carolina
Lieutenant Henry Bell, Virginia
Cornet James Simons, South Carolina
Lieutenant Thomas Anderson
Maryland, Volunteer

Militia Troops
Colonel Andrew Pickens
South Carolina Commandant
Major James Jackson
Georgia, Brigade Major

Virginia
200 men
Captain Tate
Captain Buchanan
Captain Gilmore
Ensign Combs
Ensign McCorkill
Ensign Wilson

Georgia
100 men
Maj. John Cunningham
Capt. Samuel Hammond
Capt. George Walton
Capt. Joshua Inman

North Carolina
140 men
Maj. Joseph McDowell

South
Battle of Cowpens Monument -<br>North Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
3. Battle of Cowpens Monument -
North Inscription
Carolina

115 men
Colonel Thomas Brandon
Colonel John Thomas, Jr.
Colonel Joseph Hays

South Carolina Horsemen
45 men
Colonel James McCall,
Commandant

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
Battle of Cowpens Monument -<br>West Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
4. Battle of Cowpens Monument -
West Plaque
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. 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
Battle of Cowpens Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
5. Battle of Cowpens 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.)
(21 August 1754 – 16 January 1833) was a British soldier and politician. (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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Visitor's Center and Battle of Cowpens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
6. Visitor's Center and Battle of Cowpens Marker
U.S. Memorial Monument image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
7. U.S. Memorial Monument
This monument was dedicated in 1932 in recognition of all the men who fought at the Battle of Cowpens.
Washington-Tarleton Clash image. Click for full size.
By William Ranney, 1845
8. Washington-Tarleton Clash
Battle of Cowpens image. Click for full size.
By Charles McBarron
9. Battle of Cowpens
Battle of Cowpens Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 13, 2004
10. Battle of Cowpens Monument Marker
Battle of Cowpens Monument -<br>South Facade image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
11. Battle of Cowpens Monument -
South Facade
Battle of Cowpens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
12. Battle of Cowpens Marker
Brig. General Daniel Morgan<br>1736 – July 6, 1802<br>Commander of the Continental Army image. Click for full size.
By Charles Willson Peale (1741–1827), 1794
13. Brig. General Daniel Morgan
1736 – July 6, 1802
Commander of the Continental Army
Lt. Col. Sir Banastre Tarleton, 1st Baron<br>August 21, 1754 – January 16, 1833 image. Click for full size.
By Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792), 1781
14. Lt. Col. Sir Banastre Tarleton, 1st Baron
August 21, 1754 – January 16, 1833
Commander of British Forces at Cowpens
Battle of Cowpens Monument Groundbreaking Ceremonies image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service, 1931
15. Battle of Cowpens Monument Groundbreaking Ceremonies
Battle of Cowpens Monument image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service, 1936
16. Battle of Cowpens Monument
Battle of Cowpens Monument and Surrounding Area image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service, 1937
17. Battle of Cowpens Monument and Surrounding Area
The road to the left of the monument is SC 11; to the right is SC 110.
Battle of Cowpens Monument and Surrounding Area image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service, circa 1955
18. Battle of Cowpens Monument and Surrounding Area
Note the new place name sign, the two new exhibit cases on either side of the U.S. Monument, and the missing fence around the monument.
Battle of Cowpens Monument and Surrounding Area image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service, circa 1960
19. Battle of Cowpens Monument and Surrounding Area
Note the residences surrounding the monument. One of these houses served as a temporary visitor's center while the battlefield was developed into a national park.
Lt. Col. John Eager Howard Marker </b>Inside the Visitors Center image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard
20. Lt. Col. John Eager Howard Marker Inside the Visitors Center
Born to a wealthy Baltimore County family in 1752, he made his name in the American Revolution, gaining recognition for military prowess and courage. This marker reads:
Lt. Col. John Eager Howard
Commanding
The Main Battle Line
Cowpens, January 17, 1781
Patriot Soldier Senator
Governor of Maryland
Presented in behalf of the citizens of Howard County, Maryland by The Howard County Historical Society, Inc. (1981)
Battle of Cowpens image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard
21. Battle of Cowpens
 
 
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