scruggs farm is located on the site of the battle of cowpens. robert scruggs built this farm house in 1828. the scruggs farm house is an excellent example of an early 19 th century upland south carolina farm house.
the battle of cowpens was part of the southern campaign between the forces of american commander nathanael greene and british commander charles cornwallis. cornwllis sent colonel banastre tarlton to meet the american militias of general daniel morgan in the upland area of south carolina. on january 17 th 1781 tarlton attacked morgan at cowpens. after an hour long battle tarlton's troops were decimated by the americans. after the battle the british side had 110 dead, 200 wounded, and 500 men captured. on the american side 12 men died and there were 60 wounded. the battle of cowpens was a decisive victory for the americans in the revoluntary war.
pictured is the visitor center at cowpens battlefield park. the visitor center is a good first stop on a visit to the park. at the visitor center you can learn about the battle and see some revoluntionary war relics. to see the battlefield you can take a short auto tour around the park. for those interested in military history cowpens battlefield park is worth a visit in the chesnee area.
Chesnee is the nearest town to Cowpens National Battlefield; but I will put most of the page under Gaffney because that is the mailing address and that is what you need to put into your GPS to find the visitor's center. According to the National Park Service; if you input Chesnee in your GPS you end up in the middle of a lake.