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

January 17, 1781

A Decisive American Victory Fought in Less than One Hour

 
 
January 17, 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
1. January 17, 1781 Marker
Inscription.
The British soldiers arrived at the Cow Pens about dawn. The right flank of the British army formed in this general area with the rest of the troops stretching across the Green River Road. Ahead, in the distance, Morgan's army awaited.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 35° 8.071′ N, 81° 48.55′ W. Marker is near Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Click for map. Marker is located within Cowpens National Battlefield on a circular drive near the walking path leading to Green River Road. 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. Sword Clash on Green River Road (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The British Army (about 600 feet away); Landscape Restoration Project (about 700 feet away); Washington Light Infantry Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Form the Line of Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Skirmishers Retreat, British Advance
Map of Battle image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
2. Map of Battle
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Continental Army at Cowpens (approx. mile away); A Race for the Grasshopper (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gaffney.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cowpens National Battlefield. During the American Revolution, the Battle of Cowpens, January 17, 1781, played an important part in the chain of events that led to the climax of the war at Yorktown. (Submitted on June 25, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. The Battle of Cowpens by Scott Withrow, Park Ranger. 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 June 25, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Daniel Morgan. Daniel Morgan (1736 – July 6, 1802) was an American pioneer, soldier, and United States Representative from Virginia. (Submitted on June 25, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. The Green River Road (Mills Gap Road). Besides using roads for travel, armies in the Revolutionary War often fought on them.
<i>The Battle of Cowpens</i> (1809) image. Click for full size.
By Frederick Kemmelmeyer, May 12, 2010
3. The Battle of Cowpens (1809)
(Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PlacesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
January 17, 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
4. January 17, 1781 Marker
January 17, 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
5. January 17, 1781 Marker
January 17, 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
6. January 17, 1781 Marker
Paved Walking Path Leading from the January 17, 1781 Marker to Green River Road image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
7. Paved Walking Path Leading from the January 17, 1781 Marker to Green River Road
Path Leading Through Woods to<br>Green River Road image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
8. Path Leading Through Woods to
Green River Road
Daniel Morgan<br>(1736-1802) image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
9. Daniel Morgan
(1736-1802)
 
 
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