Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Washington Light Infantry Monument
The Washington Light Infantry
Of Charleston S.C.
L.M. Hatch. Capt
Cowpens Chapter D.A.R.
Erected 1856 by Washington Light Infantry of Charleston S.C.
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1856.
Location. 35° 8.043′ N, 81° 48.85′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from Chesnee Highway (U.S. 211). Marker is on the grounds of the 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 different marker also named Washington Light Infantry Monument (here, next to this marker); Double Envelopment (within shouting distance of this marker); A Race for the Grasshopper (within shouting distance of this marker); The Continental Army at Cowpens Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance (about 300 feet away); The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens (about 500 feet away); Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line (about 600 feet away); Skirmishers Retreat, British Advance (about 800 feet away); Race to the Dan River (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
Also see . . .
1. The Washington Light Infantry. The Washington Light Infantry (WLI), organized in 1807, is one of the nation's oldest militia units. (Submitted on July 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Washington Light Infantry. The Washington Light Infantry is a military and social organization located in Charleston, South Carolina. (Submitted on July 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Cowpens National Battlefield, National Park Service. (Submitted on August 30, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,675 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on November 7, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Photos: 1. submitted on July 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 2. submitted on September 12, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 5. submitted on September 12, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 6. submitted on August 30, 2019. 7. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.