Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Form the Line of Battle

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Location: Chesnee Highway (Route 11) in Cowpens National Battlefield.
County: Cherokee
Coordinates: N 35° 7.963    W 081° 48.717
  35.13271666    -81.81195


Today Tarleton´s force would be called a combined arms task force. It contained all the elements to conduct a quick movement and "engage an enemy." Ranks of redcoated fusiliers, regulars, and raw recruits of the 7th Regiment formed in this immediate area. Westlands impeded the maneuvers of the 7th, and Tarleton initiated the battle before they were completely deployed.

Erected by National Park Service.


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