Race to the Dan River

Race to the Dan River (HM1NWA)

Location: Gaffney, SC 29341 Cherokee County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.116', W 81° 48.974'

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General Morgan's army secured a great victory on the field before you:"Our loss was inconsiderable, not having more than twelve killed and sixty wounded. The enemy's loss was 10 commissioned officers and over 100 rank and file killed and 200 wounded, 29 commissioned officers and about 500 privates, prisoners which fell into our hands, with two pieces of artillery, two standards, 800 muskets, one traveling forge, thirty-five baggage wagons, seventy Negroes and upwards of 100 dragoon horses, with all their musick."
General Morgan to General Greene, January 19, 1781
Report on the Battle of Cowpens
From here, the army moved into North Carolina where he dismissed the militia. The remainder of the army hurried to the Dan River in Virginia before the British could overtake and recapture the prisoners.
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HM NumberHM1NWA
Placed ByCowpens National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, September 13th, 2015 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 425639 N 3888348
Decimal Degrees35.13526667, -81.81623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.116', W 81° 48.974'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 6.96" N, 81° 48' 58.44" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)864
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Historic 1781 Green River Rd, Gaffney SC 29341, US
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