October 6,7,& 8


Cowpens National Battlefield is the site of an important battle of the Revolutionary War. The battle occurred on the very cold, early morning of January 17, 1781. Daniel Morgan led his Patriot forces of about 600 Continentals and 1000 militia to victory over England's Banastre Tarleton and his 110 British Regulars. The battle lasted about a half hour and constituted one of the most important victories in the American Revolution that led to American Independence. 


Friday, October 6, 2017

6 PM Outdoor Drama: The Night before Kings Mountain

(Free, Open to Public)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

9 AM- 4 PM

Continental Camp of Instruction

10:00 - Company-based drill

10:30 Musket firing demonstration
11:00 - Battalion-based drill
11:30 - Battlefield tour
12:30 - Dr. Melissa Walker “’Proof of the spirit and resources of the country’: The Continental Army Responds to the Battle of Kings Mountain”

1:45 - Musket firing demonstration
2:30 - Court Martial Scenarios (based on cases heard by Otho Williams' brigade)
3:30 - Artillery drill and program


(Free, Open to Public)

Sunday, october 8, 2017

9 AM- 3 PM

Continental Camp of Instruction

11:30 - Musket firing demonstration
12:30 - Battlefield tour
1:00 - Continental Drill and March

2:30 Role of the Continental Artillery
3:30 - Battlefield tour


(Free, Open to Public)


Cowpens National Battlefield

4001 Chesnee Highway

Gaffney, SC 29341

Phone: (864) 461-2828 

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