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

The Continental Army at Cowpens

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 25, 2008
1. The Continental Army at cowpens Marker
Inscription. This line consisted of Continentals from Maryland and Delaware as well as militia from Virginia and North Carolina. Seasoned veterans under Lt. Col. John Eager Howard of Maryland, they had served at least one year and were Morgan's most reliable troops. Many served for the duration of the war. They were trained, paid, and uniformed by the Continental Congress.

The footprints on the ground approximate the position of one man in the Continental Army. The height of the common soldier was 5'-5"
 
Erected by Cowpens National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 35° 8.078′ N, 81° 48.824′ W. Marker is near Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Chesnee Highway (Route 11). Touch for map. 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. Washington Light Infantry Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Double Envelopment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance (about 400 feet away); The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens (about 400
Stand in a Revolutionary soldier's footprints. image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 25, 2008
2. Stand in a Revolutionary soldier's footprints.
feet away); A Race for the Grasshopper (about 400 feet away); Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Washington Light Infantry Monument (about 600 feet away); Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
 
More about this marker. Marker is in Cowpens National Battlefield.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Cowpens. National Park Service page. (Submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
The Continental Army at Cowpens Marker Map image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 4, 2014
3. The Continental Army at Cowpens Marker Map
The Continental Army at cowpens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 25, 2008
4. The Continental Army at cowpens Marker
The Continental Army at Cowpens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
5. The Continental Army at Cowpens Marker
 
 
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 977 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3. submitted on September 12, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   4. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   5. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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