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

Double Envelopment

 
 
Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 25, 2008
1. Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order Marker
Inscription.  
On this field, the Continentals blunted the British advance, then charged with bayonets flashing. Cavalry hit the left and right of the 71st. The militia reformed and surged against the right and left. British troops found themselves overwhelmed and surrounded. Morgan had executed a Double Envelopment. In less than an hour, the crucial Battle of Cowpens had been decided.

The classic use of the military tactic of "double envelopment" took place at the Battle of Cannae (in southern Italy) in 216 B.C. There, soldiers under the command of Hannibal, surrounded and crushed a much larger, superior Roman army.
 
Erected by Cowpens National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 35° 8.03′ N, 81° 48.825′ W. Marker is near Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from Battleground Tour Road (Route 11), on the right when traveling east. This marker is
Double Envelopment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 4, 2014
2. Double Envelopment Marker
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. A Race for the Grasshopper (within shouting distance of this 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); Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order (within shouting distance of this marker); The Continental Army at Cowpens (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line (about 500 feet away); Skirmishers Retreat, British Advance (about 600 feet away); The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens (about 600 feet away); Form the Line of Battle (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Cowpens. The Battle of Cowpens, January 17, 1781, took place in the latter part of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution and of the Revolution itself. (Submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Pincer Movement. The pincer movement or double envelopment is a military maneuver. (Submitted on January 14, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Double Envelopment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
3. Double Envelopment Marker
 

3. Battle of Cannae. The Battle of Cannae was a major battle of the Second Punic War, which took place on August 2, 216 BC near the town of Cannae in Apulia in southeast Italy. (Submitted on January 14, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Cowpens, National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on August 30, 2019.)
 
Double Envelopment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
4. Double Envelopment Marker
Marker on Cowpens National Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
5. Marker on Cowpens National Battlefield
Double Envelopment Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, May 28, 2019
6. Double Envelopment Marker
Note: The marker's base is now cement. The base used to be brick.
Double Envelopment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
7. Double Envelopment Marker
Across the field image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 25, 2008
8. Across the field
Cowpens Field image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
9. Cowpens Field
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,252 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   2. submitted on September 12, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on January 14, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on August 30, 2019.   7. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   9. submitted on January 14, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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