Near Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
After victory at Cowpens, American commander, General Daniel Morgan marches his army off this field to the north and crossed the Broad River. In North Carolina, Morgan dismissed the militia.
Many of the heroes of Cowpens helped build the nation. Some stayed in their native states; others crossed the mountains to open the West. At least ten served in Congress, representing five states.
The victory at Cowpens was a decisive battle leading to the British surrender at Yorktown.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 35° 8.272′ N, 81° 48.839′ W. Marker is near Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Cowpens Road south of Piedmont Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the driving tour road in Cowpens National Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Gaffney SC 29341, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morgan's Flying Army (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Race to the Dan River (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); Spirit up the People (about 700 feet away); The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens Race to the Dan River (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Continental Army at Cowpens (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Cowpens: Prelude to Victory (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Memorial Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Cowpens Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Cowpens. Account of the battle from the American Revolution War website. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Cowpens National Battlefield. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Cowpens 1781. An account of the battle from a British perspective from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on August 27, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 638 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 23, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.