Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Washington Light Infantry Monument
The Washington Light Infantry of Charleston, South Carolina, erected this monument in 1856 near the final stages of the Battle of Cowpens to commemorate the important American victory here. Though the years have changed much of the monument's original appearance, it stands today as the earliest testament to the valor of the Patriot Army at the Cowpens.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 35° 8.043′ N, 81° 48.717′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from 4001 Chesnee Highway (Route 11). Touch for map. Marker is located on the Cowpens National Battlefield site. 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. Sharpshooters at the Skirmish Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Let 'em Get Within Killin' Distance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Landscape Restoration Project (about 400 feet away); Form the Line of Battle (about 500 feet away); Skirmishers Retreat, British Advance (about 500 feet away); A Race for the Grasshopper Double Envelopment (about 500 feet away); The Continental Army at Cowpens (about 600 feet away); Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Washington Light Infantry Monument (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
Also see . . .
1. The Washington Light Infantry. The Washington Light Infantry (WLI), organized in 1807, is one of the nation's oldest militia units. (Submitted on July 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Washington Light Infantry. The Washington Light Infantry is a military and social organization located in Charleston, South Carolina. (Submitted on July 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.