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

Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line

 
 
Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 25, 2008
1. Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line Marker
Inscription. The sharpshooters at the skirmish line waited until Tarleton's army got within shooting distance. Their orders were to slow Tarleton's advance with well-aimed rifle fire and then fall back to the militia second line. As the British came within range the militia delivered a deadly fire, dropping two-thirds of the officers, then funneled back though the Continental line.
 
Erected by Cowpens National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 35° 8.02′ N, 81° 48.731′ W. Marker is near Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from Chesnee Highway (Route 11). Touch for map. Located at 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. Washington Light Infantry Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance (within shouting distance of this marker); Skirmishers Retreat, British Advance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Form the Line of Battle (about 400 feet away); Landscape Restoration Project
Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 25, 2008
2. Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line
(about 400 feet away); A Race for the Grasshopper (about 400 feet away); Double Envelopment (about 500 feet away); Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order (about 500 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
Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2010
4. Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line 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 836 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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