Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Form the Line of Battle
Today Tarleton's force would be called a combined arms task force. It contained all the elements to conduct a quick movement and "engage an enemy." Ranks of redcoated fusiliers, regulars, and raw recruits of the 7th Regiment formed in this immediate area. Westlands impeded the maneuvers of the 7th, and Tarleton initiated the battle before they were completely deployed.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 35° 7.963′ N, 81° 48.717′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Chesnee Highway (Route 11). Touch for map. Marker is in Cowpens National Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Gaffney SC 29341, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Skirmishers Retreat, British Advance (within shouting distance of this marker); Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Landscape Restoration Project (about 400 feet away); Washington Light Infantry Monument (about 500 feet away); Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance (about 500 feet away); Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order A Race for the Grasshopper (about 600 feet away); The British Army (about 600 feet away); Sword Clash on Green River Road (about 600 feet away); Double Envelopment (about 700 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 . . . Battle of Cowpens. National Park Service page. (Submitted on November 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 870 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.