Historic Markers Across South Carolina

From Pasture to Park

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: 4001 Chesnee Hwy, Gaffney, SC
County: Cherokee
Coordinates: N 35° 7.704    W 081° 48.167
  35.1284    -81.80278333


The American second line of defense stood in position here. About sunrise, the British appeared. The militia, though not trained to stand against massed British bayonets, fought well and shot with deadly effect.

"At first it was pop, pop, pop [the sound of the rifles,] and then the whole volley. It seemed like one sheet of flame from right to left."
Thomas Young
Militiaman, Fair Forest Regiment
17 years old

Cowpens National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.


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