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The Battle of Cowpens: Prelude to Victory

 
 
The Battle of Cowpens: Prelude to Victory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
1. The Battle of Cowpens: Prelude to Victory Marker
Inscription.
On this field on January 17, 1781, Daniel Morgan led his army to a brilliant victory over Banastre Tarleton's force of British regulars. One of only a few sccessful double envelopments in history, this battle is recognized by historians as one of the most important of the American Revolution.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 35° 8.198′ N, 81° 49.067′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from Chesnee Highway (State Highway 11). Click for map. Marker is located on the east side of the museum at the start of the battlefield walking tour. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Cowpens Monument (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 600 feet away); a different marker also named
The Battle of Cowpens: Prelude to Victory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
2. The Battle of Cowpens: Prelude to Victory Marker
Race to the Dan River (about 700 feet away); The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); After Victory (approx. mile away); The Continental Army at Cowpens (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 July 4, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Pincer Movement. (Submitted on July 4, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
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The Battle of Cowpens: Prelude to Victory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
3. The Battle of Cowpens: Prelude to Victory Marker
Battle of Cowpens Map image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
4. Battle of Cowpens Map
Daniel Morgan<br>(1736-1802) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Daniel Morgan
(1736-1802)
Banastre Tarleton, 1st Baronet, GCB<br>(1754–1833) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
6. Banastre Tarleton, 1st Baronet, GCB
(1754–1833)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,166 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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