Historic Markers Across South Carolina



After Victory



Marker ID:  
Location: on Cowpens Road south of Piedmont Road in Cowpens National Battlefield.
County: Cherokee
Coordinates: N 35° 8.272    W 081° 48.839
  35.13786666    -81.81398333
 



Text:

After victory at Cowpens, American commander, General Daniel Morgan marches his army off this field to the north and crossed the Broad River. In North Carolina, Morgan dismissed the militia.

Many of the heroes of Cowpens helped build the nation. Some stayed in their native states; others crossed the mountains to open the West. At least ten served in Congress, representing five states.

The victory at Cowpens was a decisive battle leading to the British surrender at Yorktown.

Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.


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More information:
Wikipedia - Battle of Cowpens
Wikipedia - Daniel Morgan
Wikipedia - Banastre Tarleton
Wikipedia - The Battle of Cowpens 1781