Near Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The British Army
British commander, Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton, ordered a detachment of cavalry forward to scatter the American skirmishers. The green-uniformed British Legion - Americans loyal to the king - awaited the order to advance.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 35° 7.974′ N, 81° 48.6′ W. Marker is near Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is within Cowpens National Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4001 Chesnee Hwy, Gaffney SC 29341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sword Clash on Green River Road (here, next to this marker); Landscape Restoration Project (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Form the Line of Battle (about 600 feet away); January 17, 1781 (about 600 feet away); Skirmishers Retreat, British Advance (about 700 feet away); Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Race for the Grasshopper (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order (approx. 0.2 miles away); Double Envelopment (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Cowpens. National Park Service page. (Submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Banastre Tarleton. General Sir Banastre Tarleton, 1st Baronet, GCB (21 August 1754 – 16 January 1833) was a British soldier and politician. (Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 880 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 2. submitted on August 30, 2019. 3. submitted on September 11, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 4. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on September 12, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.