Near Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Morgan's Flying Army
Morgan's army came from many states-the two Carolinas, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia. They were joined by the militia, some of whom had helped destroy the British army of loyalist Americans under Ferguson at Kings Mountain. They camped nearby without tents and nervously awaited the dawn.
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° 8.221′ N, 81° 48.957′ W. Marker is near Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from Battleground Tour Road. Located in Cowpens National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Spirit up the People (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Cowpens: Prelude to Victory (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Memorial Monument (about 600 feet away); Race to the Dan River Battle of Cowpens Monument (about 600 feet away); After Victory (about 700 feet away); The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens (about 700 feet away); The Continental Army at Cowpens (approx. 0.2 miles 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. 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 May 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Daniel Morgan. Daniel Morgan (1736 – July 6, 1802) was an American pioneer, soldier, and United States Representative from Virginia. (Submitted on May 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Cowpens, National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on August 29, 2019.)
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 1,072 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4. submitted on May 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.