Monday, February 6, 2017

Battle of Cowpens

Today my son and I walked around the battlefield. I found it interesting to see it through the eyes of a professional soldier. Here are pictures from all four sides of the monument.





Rather than me trying to tell the story please go here.

https://www.nps.gov/cowp/learn/historyculture/the-battle-of-cowpens.htm

I haven't posted any pictures of the battlefield as today bears little resemblance to the conditions of the time of battle. An effort is being made to restore the vegetation (i.e. canebrakes) and other features (bogs, wetlands).  

The terrain makes for a gentle stroll - nothing too steep. Might be a tad different for a soldier of that era with musket, equipment, and heavy wool uniform.

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