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2009 Cowpens Historical Observance

 

Members of the Fairfax Resolves Chapter and the VASSAR Color Guard traveled to South Carolina to participate in the 228th anniversary of the Cowpens battle conducted by the National Park service. The day began in downtown Spartanburg where Chapter members were joined, on a balmy 22 degree morning, by other SAR members from around the country to conduct a memorial service for Colonel Daniel Morgan. Other organizations including DAR, C.A.R., and SR also participated.

 

From the statue of Daniel Morgan, participants moved to the Cowpens National Battlefield where they participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the 1932 US Monument in front of the Visitorís Center. The ceremony concluded with a firing of flintlock muskets.

 

Phil Ray announces the Fairfax Resolves Chapter and and lays a carnation at the base of the Col. Daniel Morgan Monument in downtown Spartansburg.

Phil Ray announces the Fairfax Resolves Chapter and and lays a carnation at the base of the Col. Daniel Morgan Monument in downtown Spartansburg.

 

Carnations laid by each organization attending the Col. Daniel Morgan ceremony.

Carnations laid by each organization attending the Col. Daniel Morgan ceremony.

 

Larry McKinley and Darrin Schmidt marching to the Col. Daniel Morgan Monument.

Larry McKinley and Darrin Schmidt marching to the Col. Daniel Morgan Monument.

Dan Rolph in a Continental Line uniform and another gaurdsman in Frontier uniform. Both carry a reproduction Brown Bess flintlock musket.

Dan Rolph in a Continental Line uniform and another gaurdsman in Frontier uniform. Both carry a reproduction Brown Bess flintlock musket.

 

Fairfax Resolves Members participating at Cowpens: Phil Ray, Larry McKinley, Darrin Schmidt, and Dan Rolph. The tents and demonstrations of the reenactors can be seen in the background.

Fairfax Resolves Members participating at Cowpens: Phil Ray, Larry McKinley, Darrin Schmidt, and Dan Rolph. The tents and demonstrations of the reenactors can be seen in the background.

The VASSAR Colorguard at Cowpens: Dennis Fritts with the Fincastle Resolutions Chapter Flag, Larry McKinley with the VASSAR Colorguard Flag, Darrin Schmidt with the Fairfax Resolves Chapter Flag, Capt. Andrew Johnson with the George Mason Chapter Flag, and Dan Rolph with a Brown Bess reproduction musket.

The VASSAR Colorguard at Cowpens: Dennis Fritts with the Fincastle Resolutions Chapter Flag, Larry McKinley with the VASSAR Colorguard Flag, Darrin Schmidt with the Fairfax Resolves Chapter Flag, Capt. Andrew Johnson with the George Mason Chapter Flag, and Dan Rolph with a Brown Bess reproduction musket.

 

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