Shoals 3 mi. above Grindal Shoals, Tarleton fooled the militia guard and crossed here enroute to "Burr's Mill" and Cowpens.
Where: 34.904 -81.674 Easterwood Shoals
Maps: [map notes]
Lawrence E. Babits, A Devil of a Whipping - The Battle of Cowpens, University of NC Press, p.52
James Graham, The Life of General Daniel Morgan: Of the Virginia Line of the Army of the ..., 1856, H. W. Derby & Co., p.283-284.
These considerations occupied Morgan's attention, when the
approach of Tarleton was announced. Being now convinced that
the movements of Cornwallis and Tarleton had direct reference
to himself, he broke up his encampment at Grindall's ford, and
having sent a number of small detachments, with directions to
observe the different fords of the Pacolet, and, to retire and report
when the enemy effected a passage of the river, he put his troops
in motion, and in the afternoon of the 15th, encamped at Burr's
Mills, on Thicketty creek.
On the evening of the same day, Tarleton reached the Pacolet,
which he proposed crossing without delay. Here, however, he
found the detachments which Morgan had left in observation on
the opposite bank. Supposing that officer to be there in strength,
and sensible of the danger of attempting to force a passage in
the face of an adversary so wily and resolute, he resorted to
stratagem to effect his purpose. With the feigned object of
gaining the ford at the iron works, at some distance up the river,
and of crossing before sufficient assistance could be given to the
guard at that point to repel him, Tarleton moved in that direction
on the same night. After marching about three hours, he
suddenly ordered a halt. Having given his men a short period
of repose, he retraced his steps, and before daylight the next
morning, crossed the river without interruption at Easterwood
* Tarleton's Campaign, p.218.
RevWar75 Not found (not an action)
Grindal Shoals, Morgan's Camp, "Burr's Mill", Cowpens
Confidence level:: See above.