Virtual Travel Video: Spartanburg's Daniel Morgan Monument

Announcing - militia drumroll, please - our very first Virtual Travel Video! 

This week, we wanted to share a snippet of local history with you, about a monument that some of you may have strolled by in downtown Spartanburg's Morgan Square. 

This 1881 sculpted monument depicts Revolutionary War hero Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, known for leading the Patriots to victory in the Battle of Cowpens. This was a decisive turning point in the American Revolution, hastening the events that led to the British surrender at Yorktown. 

Today, we're sharing the surprising story behind the monument itself, which was put up post-Reconstruction. Join our founder, Chumley Cope, and let's explore . . . 

Virtual Travel with Explore Up Close: Video 1 from Explore Up Close on Vimeo.

 

Posted on March 27th in Virtual Travel Series