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March before Battle of Cowpens commemorated in SC

COWPENS, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina residents have the chance to retrace the path which Revolutionary War Gen. Daniel Morgan used to reach the battlefield at Cowpens in Spartanburg County.

The 230th anniversary of the famous march of is being commemorated during the weekend. In the battle, the American Army defeated Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton and his loyalists on Jan. 17, 1781.

The victory was a turning point of the war in the South and the march is now an annual event.

The first day's walk starts at Wagsop Plantation and covers about 15 miles while re-enactors and historians describe what happened leading up to the battle.

On Sunday, following a stay at an overnight camp, the group walks the last 10 miles to the battlefield.

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