Near Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Skirmishers Retreat, British Advance
After firing as ordered, the American skirmishers melted back to the second line of defense. Seeing this, the British troops moved forward at quickstep, raising a great shout as they advanced.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 35° 7.963′ N, 81° 48.734′ W. Marker is near Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from Battleground Tour Road (Route 11). Marker is 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Form the Line of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance (about 500 feet away); Landscape Restoration Project (about 500 feet away); Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order (about 500 feet away); A Race for the GrasshopperDouble Envelopment (about 600 feet away); The British Army (about 700 feet away); Sword Clash on Green River Road (about 700 feet away); Washington Light Infantry Monument (about 800 feet 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. 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 Revolutionary War. (Submitted on June 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 947 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 2. submitted on September 12, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 3. submitted on August 30, 2019. 4. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 5. submitted on June 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 6. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 7. submitted on June 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.