Grindal Shoals

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Morgans Victory March reenactment begins as it did originally at Grindal Shoals, South Carolins. Until just the morning before Tarleton crossed at Easterwood, General Morgan and his little army had been camped at Grindal Shoals, just 5 miles downstream from Easterwood and about 7 miles from the Pacolet Mills bridge. Morgan and his army had arrived at Grindal Shoals on Christmas Day, about three weeks before. On the night of Jan. 14, Morgan had received word that Tarleton and his army were coming after him. The next morning, on Jan. 15, Morgan had started his army on the march in an effort to get away from the British. His army marched up the Green River Road. Today, some of that road is known as the Asbury Highway or Hwy 211. His army entered the Asbury Highway portion just beside where Wagstop Plantation is located today. After a few miles, they turned right on the part of the Green River Road that is known today as “Goucher School Road”. This is just before where Knuckles Chapel Church is located today.

Just one day behind them, the British army marched up the Quarter Round Road until they too came into the Green River Road at an intersection near to the present location of Knuckles Chapel. Now, both armies were on the same road to their deadly meeting at Cowpens.

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