The Cowpens National Battlefield Visitor Center will be the setting for a 5:30 p.m. program about Nathanael Greene on Monday, February 4. Dr. Jim Piecuch, Associate Professor of History at Kennesaw State University, will sign copies of General Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution in the South immediately prior to the 45-minute talk and again from 6:15 – 6:30. This collection of essays by various scholars shows the influence that General Greene had over the American Revolution in the south.
Before entering the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, Nathanael Greene had served as Quartermaster of the Army for George Washington and knew how difficult it was to feed and outfit an army. Greene never won a battle in the South. However, he did inflict much damage on the British.
Piecuch, who is the author and editor of several books and articles on Revolutionary War history, was born in Manchester, NH. He earned his BA in history from the University of New Hampshire-Manchester and his PhD. from William and Mary. He is now a professor at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.
Cowpens National Battlefield is located at the intersection of SC Highways 110 and 11, three miles east of Chesnee, SC. The National Battlefield is one of nearly 400 National Park areas in the United States that protect and preserve the country’s great natural, cultural and historic heritage. The park is open 362 days per year from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Days) and includes a Visitor Center, battlefield trail, nature trail, picnic area, as well as a log cabin dating from 1828.
For more information, call (864) 461-2828 or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/cowp.