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Cowpens Centennial Celebration (Spartanburg, S.C.) Souvenir Pin, 1881

Souvenir pin, 1881, evidently issued for the Cowpens Centennial celebration held in Spartanburg. As the central event of the centennial celebration, the participants dedicated the Daniel Morgan monument in the Spartanburg town square. Charleston mayor William Ashmead Courtenay served as chairman of the principal committee, but any of the sponsoring organizations could have issued this pin. The medallion features a relief of sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward's statue of Daniel Morgan and is surmounted by an American eagle, just as the effigy of the national eagle was suspended in mid-air over the actual statue while the speakers were addressing the crowd in May 1881.

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