Near Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Spirit up the People
"Sir-you are appointed to the command of a corps of Light Infantry, a detachment of Militia, and Lt. Col. Washington's Regiment of Light Dragoons...The object of this detachment is to give protection to that part of the country and spirit up the people...I entrust you with this command, being persuaded you will do everything in your power to distress the enemy and afford protection to the country."
Order to Daniel Morgan from General Nathaniel Green, December 16, 1780
Morgan chose this ground for its tactical advantages: a river to the rear 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 - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is December 16, 1797.
Location. Marker is unreadable. 35° 8.197′ N, 81° 48.942′ W. Marker is near Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee CountyTouch 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 location. Morgan's Flying Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Race to the Dan River (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens (about 500 feet away); The Battle of Cowpens: Prelude to Victory (about 600 feet away); After Victory (about 700 feet away); U.S. Memorial Monument (about 700 feet away); Battle of Cowpens Monument (about 700 feet away); The Continental Army at Cowpens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Light Infantry Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Washington Light Infantry Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
Also see . . . Cowpens National Battlefield, National Park Service. (Submitted on August 29, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 943 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 2. submitted on August 29, 2019. 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.