Cowpens National Battlefield, Gaffney, South Carolina

The Revolutionary War Battle of Cowpens, January 17, 1781, was a decisive victory for American forces as they held their ground, forced a British retreat and surrender, and only lost 12 soldiers. Originally a just an acre of lands with a crossroads monument, by the early 1970s the federal government had undertaken enough research to justify acquisition of over 800 acres around the monument to create a National Battlefield site. The CLL, with assistance from the UGA Historic Preservation graduate program’s Introduction to Cultural Landscape Documentation class, is researching and writing both a Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI) and a Cultural Landscape Report (CLR) for the park. The final document will include landscape history, existing conditions, site analysis & evaluation and a management plan.

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