Public Workshop on Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

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Date: July 17, 2015
Contact: Chris Revels, 864-936-7921

Gaffney, South Carolina: Beginning August 14, 2015 archeologists, researchers and volunteers will be continuing investigations on the Battle of Cowpens. The goal of the project is to confirm and define the battle lines from the 1781 battle. Secondary goals include the location of General Morgan's camp and the so-called "wolf-pits" where British dead may have been buried following the patriot victory.

World-renowned battlefield archeologist Dr. Douglas D. Scott of the Little Bighorn Battlefield research will be consulting on the project and will make a presentation at a public forum onSaturday, July 25. The public forum will be held at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum located at 301 College Drive in Gaffney, SC. The public forum begins at1:00 PM.

Following completion of the three weeks of field work, any recovered artifacts will be transported to the Southeast Archeological Center in Tallahassee where they will be analyzed, cataloged, entered into a geographic information system, and examined with a portable x-ray florescence machine to determine the composition and source of the object. A webpage and a technical report on the work will be produced and posted upon completion of the analysis of the artifacts and the data gathered on the battlefield. 

To follow this project on social media—Twitter, Facebook, Instagram—search for the hashtag #SEAC2740. Information about public events and lectures will be posted using the #SEAC2740 hashtag.

Last updated: July 17, 2015

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