Near Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens
At least seventy South Carolina and Georgia mounted militiamen, armed with pistols and sabers issued for use in this campaign, augmented the veteran eighty plus-man American Dragoons of Lt. Col. William Washington. Posted in a swale nearby, they were hidden from the British.
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° 8.125′ N, 81° 48.88′ W. Marker is near Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from Chesnee Highway (Route 11). Located on 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Continental Army at Cowpens (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Race to the Dan River (about 500 feet away); Washington Light Infantry MonumentWashington Light Infantry Monument (about 500 feet away); Spirit up the People (about 500 feet away); Double Envelopment (about 600 feet away); Morgan's Flying Army (about 700 feet away); A Race for the Grasshopper (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
Also see . . . Battle of Cowpens. National Park Service page. (Submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 27, 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 August 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 5. submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 6. submitted on March 20, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.