Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Washington Light Infantry Monument
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.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
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 The Continental Army at Cowpens (within shouting distance of this marker); 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 78 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.