Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance
"At first it was pop, pop, pop [the sound of the rifles,] and then the whole volley. It seemed like one sheet of flame from right to left."
Militiaman, Fair Forest Regiment
17 years old
Erected by Cowpens National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 35° 8.027′ N, 81° 48.783′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Chesnee Highway (Route 11). Marker is in Cowpens National Battlefield. 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. A Race for the Grasshopper (within shouting distance of this marker); Double Envelopment (within shouting distance of this marker); Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order Washington Light Infantry Monument (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Washington Light Infantry Monument (about 300 feet away); The Continental Army at Cowpens (about 400 feet away); Skirmishers Retreat, British Advance (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
More about this marker. In the center of the marker is a map showing the position of forces at this stage in the battle.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Cowpens. National Park Service page. (Submitted on November 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Cowpens, National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on August 30, 2019.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,015 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on October 4, 2014, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 3. submitted on August 30, 2019. 4. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5. submitted on September 12, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.