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Washington Light Infantry Monument

 
 
Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
1. Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker
Inscription.  
The Washington Light Infantry of Charleston, South Carolina, erected this monument in 1856 near the final stages of the Battle of Cowpens to commemorate the important American victory here. Though the years have changed much of the monument's original appearance, it stands today as the earliest testament to the valor of the Patriot Army at the Cowpens.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 35° 8.043′ N, 81° 48.85′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from Piedmont Road 0.4 miles south of Chesnee Highway (South Carolina Route 11). Marker is located 500 yards southeast of Cowpens National Battlefield Visitor Center. 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 8 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); The Continental Army at Cowpens (within shouting distance of this marker);
Washington Light Infantry Monument Historical Photographs image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
2. Washington Light Infantry Monument Historical Photographs
A Race for the Grasshopper (within shouting distance of this marker); 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). 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.)
4. Cowpens, National Register of Historic Places (pdf file). (Submitted on August 30, 2019.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
3. Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker
Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker and Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
4. Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker and Monument
Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker. The monument's base is visible in the background. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, May 28, 2019
5. Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker. The monument's base is visible in the background.
The old base for the marker was brick, but it now cement.
Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker is visible along the right edge of the fence. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, May 28, 2019
6. Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker is visible along the right edge of the fence.
Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker and Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 12, 2010
7. Washington Light Infantry Monument Marker and Monument
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 669 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on August 30, 2019. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on August 30, 2019.   7. submitted on July 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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