230th Battle Anniversary

January 15 - 16, 2011 Anniversary Celebration

9:30 am Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

10:00 am Wreath-laying by CAR, DAR, and SAR chapters at the 1932 US Monument in front of the Visitor Center, welcome by the National Park Service, followed by procession to the 1856 Washington Light Infantry Monument.

10:30 am Program tent: “A Scary Day for Kate Barry,” dramatic performance by Sheila Ingle, author of Courageous Kate, A Daughter of the Revolution, followed by book-signing, Visitor Center.

11:00 am 18th century cavalry demonstration, first stop on the battlefield trail.

11:30 am 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.

12:00 pm Presentation in program tent: Eric Williams, 18th Century Medicine.

12:45 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

1:00 pm 18th century cavalry demonstration, first stop on the battlefield trail.

1:30 pm Presentation in the program tent: BanastreTarleton, by Jim Piecuch, author of The Blood Be Upon Your Head, followed by book-signing, Visitor Center.

2:00 pm 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.

2:00 pm Off-site activity: Ceremony at Morgan Square in Spartanburg, SC.

2:15 pm Dramatic Performance in the program tent: Dr. Tony Zeiss as Thomas Young.

3:00 pm 18th century cavalry demonstration, first stop on the battlefield trail.

3:15 pm Dramatic Performance in the program tent: Howard Burnham as Banastre Tarleton.

3:45 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

4:00 pm 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.5:00 pm

Sunday, January 16, 2011

10:30 am 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.

11:00 am Program tent: “A Bad Time for the British” - Dr. Christine Swager’s program about Lord Cornwallis’ problems in the southern colonies, followed by book-signing, Visitor Center.

11:30 am 18th century cavalry demonstration, first stop on the battlefield trail.

11:45 am 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.

12:00 pm Dramatic Presentation in the program tent: Howard Burnham as Lord Cornwallis.

12:30 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

1:00 pm Presentation in the program tent: Jim Piecuch, author of Cool Deliberate Courage: John Eager Howard in the American Revolution, followed by book-signing, Visitor Center.

1:15 pm 18th century cavalry demonstration, first stop on the battlefield trail.

1:30 pm 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.

2:00 pm Arrival of Morgan’s March participants at program tent.

2:15 pm Dramatic Presentation in the program tent: Durham Hunt as Brigadier General Daniel Morgan.

2:30 pm Final 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.

3:00 pm Searching for Your Ancestors - Genealogy for all ages: Debra Hutchins, Spartanburg County Library, in the Program Tent.

3:00 pm Reenactors break camp.

3:15 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

Both Days
Park movie on the hour in the Visitor Center.
- All activities are FREE!
- Books by featured authors are available for purchase in the Visitor Center, or you may bring your own to be signed.
- Please note that there will NOT be food available for purchase in the park.
- For your safety and that of the horses, park regulations prohibit visitors from getting within 6 feet of the horses.

Children’s Activities – Saturday: 11:00 - 5:00; Sunday: 10:00 - 2:30
Hands -on activities for families in the Children’s Tent, behind the Visitor Center. Changes to the following schedule will be posted on the chalkboard outside the Children’s Tent.

Saturday
11:00 Quill pen writing
12:00 Sachets
1:00 Tin punch
2:00 Horn book
3:00 Drums
4:00 Whirligigs
On the three-quarter hour (11:45 - 4:45) Musket drilling with dummy guns.

Sunday
10:00 Spinners
11:00 Flags
12:00 Quill pen writing
1:00 Whirligigs
2:00 Sachets
On the three-quarter hour (Sunday 10:45 - 2:45) Musket drilling with dummy guns.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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Cowpens National Battlefield
338 New Pleasant Road

Gaffney, SC 29341

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(864) 461-2828

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