At 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, behind the Cowpens National Battlefield Visitor Center, the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, which annually retraces the 330-mile march that patriot militia took to Kings Mountain in 1780, will present a special program about the events that took place at the Cowpens that night before the Revolutionary War battle of Kings Mountain.
The 45-minute program will explain why the overmountain men were coming from Tennessee and Virginia to meet the British at Kings Mountain, South Carolina; how the patriots chose those who would continue on the march to Kings Mountain; and what other events occurred that night before the great patriot victory over the British on the following day.
Superintendent Tim Stone said, "This is the second year that we have offered this evening event to the community and we`re hoping to see many citizens at the park to `spirit up the patriots`." Bring the family, lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic and enjoy an entertaining and educational program on the park lawn. For our visitors` convenience, the park front gate will stay open until 7:15 p.m. that night.