May 21 Closures and Delays
The Loop Road will be closed periodically to vehicular traffic today while the contractor applies striping. Some overlooks will be closed for sealing. Expect delays entering and exiting the park where sealant is being applied to one lane.
History & Culture
Click the links for more information about:
The Green River Road - the Road the Americans and British took to get to the Cow Pens
Howard, John Eager, commander of the American 3rd line of defense
Morgan, Daniel, the American commander
Pickens, Andrew, commander of the American 1st and 2nd lines of defense
Tarleton, Banastre, the British commander
Verbruggen Cannon, Cowpens National Battlefield is making available this research by a non-park employee as is. To download, right click, and save link as...
Washington, William, American dragoon (cavalry) commander
Washington Light Infantry Monument
Online books and other resources relevant to Cowpens National Battlefield
The Battle of Cowpens A Documented Narrative and Troop Movement Maps by Edwin C.Bearss
Cowpens National Battlefield: An Administrative History by Cameron Binkley and Stephen A. Davis
Cowpens Staff Ride and Battlefield Tour by John Moncure
Historic Grounds and Resource Study by Edwin C.Bearss
Historical Statements Concerning the Battle of Kings Mountain and the Battle of Cowpens South Carolina, 70th Congress, 1st Session House Document No. 328
Historic Structure Report Robert Scruggs House by Edwin C.Bearss
Battle of Cowpens and Southern Campaign PowerPoint by the US Military Academy
Did You Know?
The range of the American long rifle is approximately 250 yards.
The range of the smooth bore musket is approximately 50 yards.