Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Battle of Cowpens: Prelude to Victory
On this field on January 17, 1781, Daniel Morgan led his army to a brilliant victory over Banastre Tarleton's force of British regulars. One of only a few successful double envelopments in history, this battle is recognized by historians as one of the most important of the American Revolution.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1903.
Location. 35° 8.198′ N, 81° 49.067′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from Chesnee Highway (State Highway 11). Marker is located on the east side of the museum at the start of the battlefield walking tour. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4001 Chesnee Highway, 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. U.S. Memorial Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Cowpens Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan's Flying Army (about Spirit up the People (about 600 feet away); Race to the Dan River (about 700 feet away); The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens (approx. 0.2 miles away); After Victory (approx. ¼ mile away); The Continental Army at Cowpens (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
Also see . . .
1. Cowpens National Battlefield. During the American Revolution, the Battle of Cowpens, January 17, 1781, played an important part in the chain of events that led to the climax of the war at Yorktown. (Submitted on July 4, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Pincer Movement. (Submitted on July 4, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Cowpens National Battlefield, National Park Service. (Submitted on August 29, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,508 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on November 24, 2018, by Bruce Guthrie of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 4, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 7. submitted on August 29, 2019. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.