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

    Cowpens

    National Battlefield South Carolina

The Old Oak Tree

The oak tree in May 2003

Many visitors wonder if the big oak tree on the battlefield was here at the time of the battle. Although we believe that it was not, it was very old.

On June 27, 2008, the big oak tree fell. It had been struck by lightning several years ago and was stressed by the recent drought. Following are the before and after pictures of the tree that some people called "Grandpa."

 

Did You Know?

small arms fire

The range of the American long rifle is approximately 250 yards. The range of the smooth bore musket is approximately 50 yards.