Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order

Colonel Howard's Misunderstood Order (HM8F7)

Location: Gaffney, SC 29341 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 7.995', W 81° 48.823'

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After firing twice, the militia retreated behind the Continentals who were awaiting the British reinforcements, Fraser's 71st Highlanders, threatened the Continentals' right flank, Lt. Col. Howard ordered his right flank to turn to face them. His center and left flank misunderstood and began an orderly retreat. Sensing victory, the British broke ranks and surged forward. Morgan ordered the Continentals to face about and fire at close range. Raw recruits of the British 7th Regiment panicked and fell back. The Highlanders, still coming on like a mob, were repulsed. The stage was set for entrapment, annihilation, and an American victory.
HM NumberHM8F7
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 2:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 425866 N 3888123
Decimal Degrees35.13325000, -81.81371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 7.995', W 81° 48.823'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 7' 59.70" N, 81° 48' 49.38" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 454 Historic 1781 Green River Rd, Gaffney SC 29341, US
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