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Let ‘em Get Within Killin’ Distance

 
 
Let'em Get Within Killing'Distance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 25, 2008
1. Let'em Get Within Killing'Distance Marker
" At first it was pop, pop, pop(the sound of the rifles,)and then the whole valley.It seemed like one sheet of flame from right to left." Thomas Young Militiaman, Fair Forest Regiment 17 years old
Inscription. The American second line of defense stood in position here. About sunrise,the British appeared. The militia, though not trained to stand against massed British bayonets, fought well and shot with deadly effect.

"At first it was pop, pop, pop [the sound of the rifles,] and then the whole volley. It seemed like one sheet of flame from right to left."
Thomas Young
Militiaman, Fair Forest Regiment
17 years old
 
Erected by Cowpens National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 35° 8.027′ N, 81° 48.783′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Chesnee Highway (Route 11). Click for map. Marker is in Cowpens National Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Gaffney SC 29341, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Race for the Grasshopper (within shouting distance of this marker); Double Envelopment (within shouting distance of this marker); Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order (about 300 feet away, measured in
Let'em Get Within Killing'Distance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 25, 2008
2. Let'em Get Within Killing'Distance Marker
a direct line); Washington Light Infantry Monument (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Washington Light Infantry Monument (about 300 feet away); The Continental Army at Cowpens (about 400 feet away); Skirmishers Retreat, British Advance (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gaffney.
 
More about this marker. In the center of the marker is a map showing the position of forces at this stage in the battle.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Cowpens. National Park Service page. (Submitted on November 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Cowpens National Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
3. Marker on Cowpens National Battlefield
Marker is seen here along the historic Green River Road.
Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 4, 2014
4. Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 904 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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