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

From Cow Pasture to Battlefield

 
 
From Cow Pasture to Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
1. From Cow Pasture to Battlefield Marker
Inscription.  
The view seen beyond was a frontier pasturing ground, known locally as the Cow Pens. The name came from the custom of wintering cattle in the lush area around Thicketty Mountain.

General Daniel Morgan chose this ground for its tactical advantages: a river to discourage the ranks from breaking, rising ground on which to post his regulars, an open forest, and marsh on one side to thwart flanking maneuvers.
 
Erected by Cowpens National Battlefield, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraMilitaryWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 35° 7.827′ N, 81° 48.865′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Battleground Tour Road. Marker is located in Cowpens National Battlefield. 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. Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order (approx. 0.2 miles away); Skirmishers Retreat, British Advance (approx. 0.2 miles
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away); Form the Line of Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Race for the Grasshopper (approx. 0.2 miles away); Double Envelopment (approx. ¼ mile away); Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington Light Infantry Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Washington Light Infantry Monument (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 June 25, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Cowpens National Battlefield. The only Double Envelopment in the American Revolution. (Submitted on June 25, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. The American Revolution - The Battle of Cowpens. The Battle of Cowpens (January 17, 1781) was a decisive victory by American Revolutionary forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, in the Southern campaign of the American
From Cow Pasture to Battlefield Marker's text and maps. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, May 28, 2019
2. From Cow Pasture to Battlefield Marker's text and maps.
Revolutionary War. (Submitted on June 25, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Daniel Morgan. Daniel Morgan (1736 – July 6, 1802) was an American pioneer, soldier, and United States Representative from Virginia. (Submitted on June 25, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Thicketty, South Carolina. The village of Thicketty (also spelled Thickety) is an unincorporated community in Cherokee County between Gaffney and Cowpens, South Carolina along US Highway 29. (Submitted on June 25, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
From Cow Pasture to Battlefield Marker's main image. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, May 28, 2019
3. From Cow Pasture to Battlefield Marker's main image.
Note: Image is faded and off color.
Cow Pens Location on Historic Map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
4. Cow Pens Location on Historic Map
From Cow Pasture to Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
5. From Cow Pasture to Battlefield Marker
From Cow Pasture to Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
6. From Cow Pasture to Battlefield Marker
Cow Pasture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
7. Cow Pasture
Cow Pasture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 6, 2008
8. Cow Pasture
The Battle of Cowpens image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott
9. The Battle of Cowpens
Cowpens image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
10. Cowpens
Daniel Morgan<br>(1736-1802) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
11. Daniel Morgan
(1736-1802)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,537 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on November 24, 2018, by Bruce Guthrie of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2019.   4. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on September 11, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   6. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7, 8. submitted on September 11, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   9, 10, 11. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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