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A Dreary Appearance
Photographer: Stanley and Terrie Howard
Taken: September 6, 2008
Caption: A Dreary Appearance
Additional Description: In 1849, journalist-historian Benson Lossing traveled to the Scruggs farm seeking information about the Cowpens Battle. Using the house as a point of reference, he located fields "within a quarter mile of the Scruggs" where the battle raged more than half a century before.
Journalist Lossing noted that the battlefield presented " a most dreary appearance." Ax and plow had turned an open hardwood forest into stumps, pine thickets and cornfields.
Submitted: September 7, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p34662
File Size: 1.069 Megabytes

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