The Battle of Cowpens

The Battle of Cowpens (HM21WP)

Location: Gaffney, SC 29341 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 7.879', W 81° 47.852'

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In the winter of 1780, General Daniel Morgan moved a veteran force of American Continentals and militia into the area west of the Broad River in modern-day Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. To counter this threat, British Commander Lord Cornwallis sent Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton to track down and attack General Morgan. On the morning of January 17, 1781, General Morgan made a stand against Lieutenant Colonel Tarleton at Cowpens. The resulting battle was a complete victory for the Patriots and stands today as one of the most significant events in American History.

During the American Revolution, the Upcountry of South Carolina played a significant role in the final outcome of the war. This location is part of the Spartanburg Area Revolutionary War Trail of significant events related to the Revolution in this area.

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The battle of Coppens by H. Charles McBarron.

1751 Oil on Canvas of Col. Tarleton by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton, whose forces were defeated in the Battle of Cowpens, was among the most reviled British field commanders during the American Revolution.
HM NumberHM21WP
Placed ByCity of Spartanburg & National Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 427339 N 3887896
Decimal Degrees35.13131667, -81.79753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 7.879', W 81° 47.852'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 7' 52.74" N, 81° 47' 51.12" W
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Area Code(s)864
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-299 Hayes Rd, Gaffney SC 29341, US
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