The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens

The Cavalry (Dragoons) at Cowpens (HM8FX)

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

N 35° 8.125', W 81° 48.88'

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The open forests proved well-suited for cavalry action. Fast-moving, hard-hitting mounted troops called Light Dragoons bolstered the 18th century infantry.

At least seventy South Carolina and Georgia mounted militiamen, armed with pistols and sabers issued for use in this campaign, augmented the veteran eighty plus-man American Dragoons of Lt. Col. William Washington. Posted in a swale nearby, they were hidden from the British.
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HM NumberHM8FX
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Placed ByCowpens National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 8:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 425782 N 3888364
Decimal Degrees35.13541667, -81.81466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.125', W 81° 48.88'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 7.50" N, 81° 48' 52.80" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2601-2701 Historic 1781 Green River Rd, Gaffney SC 29341, US
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