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Near Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens

 
 
The Cavalry at cowpens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 25, 2008
1. The Cavalry at cowpens Marker
Inscription. The open forests proved well-suited for cavalry action. Fast-moving, hard-hitting mounted troops called Light Dragoons bolstered the 18th century infantry.

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.
 
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). Touch for map. Located on Cowpens National Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gaffney SC 29341, United States of America.
 
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 Monument (about 500 feet away); Spirit up the People (about 500 feet away); Double Envelopment
The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 4, 2014
2. The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens Marker
(about 600 feet away); Morgan's Flying Army (about 700 feet away); A Race for the Grasshopper (about 800 feet away); Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance (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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Cowpens National Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
3. Marker on Cowpens National Battlefield
The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
4. The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens Marker
Cavalry Dragoons Clash at Reenactment image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 15, 2013
5. Cavalry Dragoons Clash at Reenactment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 26 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 North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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