Battle of Cowpens Monument

Battle of Cowpens Monument (HM777)

Location: Chesnee, SC 29323 Cherokee County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 8.207', W 81° 49.086'

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Inscription
South Inscription:
The Congress of the United States
has caused this Monument to be
erected on the site of the
Battle of Cowpens
as a testimonial to the valor and
in appreciation of the services of
the American Troops on this field in
behalf of The Independence of
their country.

East Plaque:
British Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton
Commandant
Tarleton's Legion: 550 men
7th Regiment Maj. Newmarsh: 200 men
1st Battalion of the 71st
Regiment of Maj. McArthur: 200 men
Detachment of the 17th
Regiment of Dragoons: 50 men
Detachment of the Royal
Artillery: 500 men

Total British: 1050 men

North Inscription:
On this field American Troops
under
Brigadier General Daniel Morgan
won a signal victory over a
British Force Commanded by
Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton
January 17, 1781.

West Plaque:
American Forces
Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, Virginia Commandant
Major Edward Giles, Maryland State Regiment, A.D.C.
Baron de Glasbeech, Volunteer, A.D.C.

Continental Troops
The Light Infantry, Maryland Line,
Continental Establishment
290 men
Lieutenant Colonel John Eager Howard,
Maryland Commandant
Benjamin Brookes, Maryland,
Captain and Brigade Major
Captain Robert Kirkwood, Delaware

Maryland
Capt. Richard Anderson
Capt. Henry Dobson
Lieut. James Ewing
Lieut. Gassaway Watkins
Lieut. Samuel Hanson
Ensign Walter Dyer
Ensign Smith

Virginia
Lieutenant Barnes
Lieutenant Miller
Ensign King

Third Regiment, Light Dragoons
80 men
Lieutenant Colonel William Washington
Virginia, Commandant
Major Richard Gall, Virginia
Captain William Barrett, North Carolina
Lieutenant Henry Bell, Virginia
Cornet James Simons, South Carolina
Lieutenant Thomas Anderson
Maryland, Volunteer

Militia Troops
Colonel Andrew Pickens
South Carolina Commandant
Major James Jackson
Georgia, Brigade Major

Virginia
200 men
Captain Tate
Captain Buchanan
Captain Gilmore
Ensign Combs
Ensign McCorkill
Ensign Wilson

Georgia
100 men
Maj. John Cunningham
Capt. Samuel Hammond
Capt. George Walton
Capt. Joshua Inman

North Carolina
140 men
Maj. Joseph McDowell

South Carolina
115 men
Colonel Thomas Brandon
Colonel John Thomas, Jr.
Colonel Joseph Hays

South Carolina Horsemen
45 men
Colonel James McCall,
Commandant

Total Americans 970 men
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Details
HM NumberHM777
Series This marker is part of the Battlefield Trails - Revolutionary War series
Tags
Year Placed1932
Placed ByUnited States Congress
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 10:08pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 425470 N 3888518
Decimal Degrees35.13678333, -81.81810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.207', W 81° 49.086'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 12.42" N, 81° 49' 5.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1520 Piedmont Rd, Chesnee SC 29323, US
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