• 18th century tents are set up in a lane.

    Cowpens

    National Battlefield South Carolina

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  • Closed for Federal Holiday

    Cowpens National Battlefield will be closed October 13, 2014 for Columbus Day. The park will reopen at 9:00 on October 14.

Park Fun

Coloring Book pages
Look at the color pictures and then print the line drawings and color them.

 
bovine horns and scrimshaw tools on a table
Soldiers used cattle horns to hold gunpowder, as mugs, and as salt holders.  They often etched decorations onto them in a process known as scrimshaw.
 
line drawing of the image above
Click on this picture to print and color it.
 
clouds over the 1932 US Monument outside the Visitor Center
In 1932, the Daniel Morgan chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Cherokee County, South Carolina raised money to buy an acre of land. They deeded it to the federal government, and work began on the monument.  The US Monument was unveiled in April and dedicated on June 14, 1932, and was placed under the management of the War Department.
 
coloring book image of the 1932 US Monument
Print this drawing of the monument and color it.

Did You Know?

USS Cowpens, CVL-25 and CG-63

Two ships were named for the Battle of Cowpens, CVL-25, a WWII light aircraft carrier, and CG-63, a guided missile cruiser.