Cowpens battlefield to host historical events
Published: Friday, January 4, 2013 at 4:24 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 4, 2013 at 4:24 p.m.
GAFFNEY – To celebrate the 232nd anniversary of the decisive American victory over the British, Cowpens National Battlefield in Upstate South Carolina will host a weekend of special events Jan. 18-20.
On Jan. 18, the battlefield is partnering with Wofford College to present a Revolutionary War roundtable. Jim Piecuch will talk about his book “The Cavalry of the American Revolution” from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Multicultural Room of the Burwell Center at Wofford. The dessert-only roundtable costs $5. For reservations, contact Juanita Pesaro at 864-597-4207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Jan. 19 and 20, the park will host re-enactments, special talks, guided battlefield walks and weapons firing, cavalry and domestic skills demonstrations to commemorate the Battle of Cowpens.
This year, the park will transform its annual Saturday evening lantern tours, making them 30-minute twilight walks beginning at 5:30 p.m. The visitors in each walk will portray couriers carrying an urgent message to General Morgan. For reservations for the free twilight walk, call Erica Hass at 864- 461-2828.
For visitors who do not want to miss church on Sunday morning, the park will offer an 18th-centurystyle church service at 10:30 a.m. There will also be a “reenactor scavenger hunt” for children of all ages on both days.
Cowpens National Battlefield is part of the National Park Service and has a Visitor Center, movie, bookstore and a one-mile trail on the battlefi eld. There is also a picnic area, nature trail and three-mile auto tour loop.
Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Call 864-461-2828 or visit www.nps.gov/cowp for more information.
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