Double Envelopment

Double Envelopment (HM8F6)

Location: Gaffney, SC 29341 Cherokee County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 8.03', W 81° 48.825'

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On this field, the Continentals blunted the British advance, then charged with bayonets flashing. Cavalry hit the left and right of the 71st. The militia reformed and surged against the right and left. British troops found themselves overwhelmed and surrounded. Morgan had executed a Double Envelopment. In less than an hour, the crucial Battle of Cowpens had been decided.

The classic use of the military tactic of "double envelopment" took place at the Battle of Cannae (in southern Italy) in 216 B.C. There, soldiers under the command of Hannibal, surrounded and crushed a much larger, superior Roman army.
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HM NumberHM8F6
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Placed ByCowpens National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 12:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 425864 N 3888187
Decimal Degrees35.13383333, -81.81375000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.03', W 81° 48.825'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 1.80" N, 81° 48' 49.50" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 454 Historic 1781 Green River Rd, Gaffney SC 29341, US
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