Race to the Dan River

Race to the Dan River (HM8F8)

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

N 35° 8.247', 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, 1781Report 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 NumberHM8F8
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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 14th, 2014 at 1:34am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 425641 N 3888590
Decimal Degrees35.13745000, -81.81623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.247', W 81° 48.974'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 14.82" N, 81° 48' 58.44" 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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