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

A Race for the Grasshopper

 
 
A Rase for the Grasshopper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 25, 2008
1. A Rase for the Grasshopper Marker
Inscription.  Near the end of the battle, as the Americans swept forward, two Continental officers sought to capture the enemy's light 3-pounder "grasshopper" cannons. Captain Anderson of Maryland won the race when he used his spontoon to vault forward onto one of the grasshoppers. Captain Kirkwood of Delaware captured the other.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 35° 8.011′ N, 81° 48.817′ W. Marker is near Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on 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. Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order (within shouting distance of this marker); Double Envelopment (within shouting distance of this marker); Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance (within shouting distance of this
A Race for the Grasshopper Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, May 28, 2019
2. A Race for the Grasshopper Marker
marker); Washington Light Infantry Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Washington Light Infantry Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Continental Army at Cowpens (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line (about 400 feet away); Skirmishers Retreat, British Advance (about 500 feet away); Form the Line of Battle (about 600 feet away); The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens (about 800 feet 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 1, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Cowpens National Battlefield. The only Double Envelopment in the American Revolution. (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Cowpens, National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on August 30, 2019.)
 
A Race for the Grasshopper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
3. A Race for the Grasshopper Marker
A Race for the Grasshopper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
4. A Race for the Grasshopper Marker
A Race for the Grasshopper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
5. A Race for the Grasshopper Marker
A Race for the Grasshopper Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, May 28, 2019
6. A Race for the Grasshopper Marker
Note: Marker's base is now made of cement. The base used to be brick.
Grasshopper image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 25, 2008
7. Grasshopper
The Grasshopper image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
8. The Grasshopper
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 983 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   2. submitted on August 30, 2019.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on August 30, 2019.   7. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   8. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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