On January 17, 1781, Brigadier General Daniel Morgan of the Continental army faced off against Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton’s British forces. Morgan’s decisive victory at Cowpens, a pasture near what is now Spartanburg, South Carolina, became a turning point in the Revolutionary War.
At Cowpens National Battlefield, you can envision the scene as Morgan and Tarleton faced off. Morgan’s “double envelopment” strategy of dividing his troops and attacking the British army’s flanks remains one of the most studied and effective military operations. The battle was over in less than an hour.
The South Carolina Ports Authority held a ground-breaking ceremony on March 1, 2013 for its new Inland Port venture in Greer, S.C. When one hears the word port, it automatically brings images to mind of coastlines and cargo ships. The Inland Port in Greer will be an excellent example of how planning, partnerships and vision can change the perception and reality of economic progress.
Spartanburg, S.C. is well-known for its textile manufacturing and for being a railroad hub. Dr. Philip Racine, Professor of History at Wofford College, delves a little deeper.