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Camden in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Women in the Revolution

 
 
Women in the Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
1. Women in the Revolution Marker
Inscription. Women lived difficult lives in the Revolutionary era. They cooked, wove cloth and sewed it into clothing, washed, mended, and raised children. They also usually helped their husbands on the farm or in the family business.

The war forced women to take on additional tasks. Many had to take over farms and shops while their husbands were away on military service. They cared for sick and wounded soldiers, and some acted as spies and messengers for the armies. A few accompanied their husbands as camp followers, staying with the army and performing tasks such as cooking and laundry for the soldiers.

Women experienced the horrors of war as Patriot and Loyalist militia plundered the houses of suspected enemies and often burned them. Both armies seized crops and livestock, leaving women and children hungry and sometimes homeless. Despite these hardships, women persevered and contributed much to the American victory.
 
Location. 34° 14.035′ N, 80° 36.305′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is on State Road (State Highway 28-703). Click for map. Marker is located in the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park. Marker is in this post office area: Camden SC 29020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Picture on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Picture on the marker
“Following the Army” by Pamela Patrick White, White Historic Art
of this marker. Native Allies (within shouting distance of this marker); The British Evacuation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Campaign, Dec 1778 - Aug 1780 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Southern Campaign, Aug 1780 - Apr 1781 (about 300 feet away); The Southern Campaign, Apr 1781 - Dec 1782 (about 300 feet away); Camden - Strategic Key (about 300 feet away); War in the Backcountry (about 300 feet away); The Fortified Post (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Overview
Historic Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
4. Historic Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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