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

The Battle of Cowpens

 
 
The Battle of Cowpens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, September 2, 2017
1. The Battle of Cowpens Marker
Inscription.  In the winter of 1780, General Daniel Morgan moved a veteran force of American Continentals and militia into the area west of the Broad River in modern-day Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. To counter this threat, British Commander Lord Cornwallis sent Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton to track down and attack General Morgan. On the morning of January 17, 1781, General Morgan made a stand against Lieutenant Colonel Tarleton at Cowpens. The resulting battle was a complete victory for the Patriots and stands today as one of the most significant events in American History.

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During the American Revolution, the Upcountry of South Carolina played a significant role in the final outcome of the war. This location is part of the Spartanburg Area Revolutionary War Trail of significant events related to the Revolution in this area.

More information online at: www.RevWarTour.com

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The battle of Coppens by H. Charles McBarron.

1751 Oil on Canvas of Col. Tarleton by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton, whose forces were defeated in the Battle of Cowpens,
Field located next to the Green River Road Trace Parking Lot. image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, September 2, 2017
2. Field located next to the Green River Road Trace Parking Lot.
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was among the most reviled British field commanders during the American Revolution.
 
Erected by City of Spartanburg & National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is January 17, 1781.
 
Location. 35° 7.879′ N, 81° 47.852′ W. Marker is near Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Chesnee Highway (State Highway 11) and Hayes Road, on the left when traveling west on Chesnee Highway. Marker is located at the Green River Road Trace Access Parking Lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gaffney SC 29341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (a few steps from this marker); Road to the Revolution (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Pasture to Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); "...A Most Dreary Appearance" (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Robert Scruggs House (approx. 0.4 miles away); January 17, 1781 (approx. 0.7 miles away); The British Army (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sword Clash on Green River Road (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
 
Also see . . .
1. Spartanburg Revolutionary War Trail. (Submitted on September 27, 2017.)
2. Cowpens National Battlefield, National Park Service.
Green River Road Trace Access from Parking Lot. image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, September 2, 2017
3. Green River Road Trace Access from Parking Lot.
(Submitted on August 30, 2019.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2017, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2017, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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