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

Meet the American Army of 1780

 
 
Meet the American Army of 1780 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. Meet the American Army of 1780 Marker
Inscription. The Americans who fought the Revolutionary War reflected colonial society: an array of backgrounds, ages and skill. Professional soldiers mixed with non-military tradesmen, idealistic Europeans shared battlefields with illiterate farmers, Native Americans, slaves and freedmen.
 
Erected by The Palmetto Conservation Foundation. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 34° 21.348′ N, 80° 36.52′ W. Marker is near Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker can be reached from Flat Rock Road (State Highway 58). Click for map. 6.2 miles North of Camden off US 521 and 601 on SC 58. 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 of this marker. Defeat in the Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Road to Battle (about 500 feet away); Panic and Valor (about 600 feet away); Attack at Dawn (about 700 feet away); All the King's Men (about 700 feet away); Charge and Countercharge (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Gate's Disgrace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Driven from the Field (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Camden.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of an interpretive
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
trail series at the Battle of Camden National Historic Landmark.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Continental Officer image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Continental Officer
Members of the Continental Army, simply called “Continentals,” each received a musket, bayonet and ammunition. Organized in standard military hierarchy, these well-trained veteran soldiers were capable adversaries of the British army. Painting by: Don Troiani, www.historicalimagebank.com
Militia Infantry image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
4. Militia Infantry
Citizen-soldiers formed the militia, serving for a short period when the fighting came to their area. They lacked training and discipline as well as uniforms. Painting by: Don Troiani, www.historicalimagebank.com
Picture on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
5. Picture on the marker
The infantry were the foot soldiers who carried single-shot, muzzle-loading muskets. They maneuvered in close ranks, fired their muskets in short range volleys, and then charged with bayonets. The Battle of Camden,Pamela Patrick White, White Historic Art
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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