Near Camden in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Panic and Valor
He therefore instructed Gen. William Smallwood to advance his 1st Maryland Brigade to take their place. However, before Smallwood could proceed, the militia broke into retreat. Smallwood’s Continentals pushed forward through their fleeing comrades.
Webster, seeing the American front collapse, wheeled his troops leftward to attack Smallwood.
The Marylanders checked this assault, taking a position almost at a right angle to the original battle line. Fighting was ferocious, sometimes hand-to-hand.
Erected by The Palmetto Conservation Foundation. (Marker Number 7.)
Location. 34° 21.449′ N, 80° 36.544′ W. Marker is near Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker can be reached from Flat Rock Road (South Carolina Route 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. The Road to Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Camden Battlefield (about 500 feet away, measured in Defeat in the Center (about 600 feet away); Meet the American Army of 1780 (about 600 feet away); General Gate's Disgrace (about 600 feet away); Baron DeKalb (about 800 feet away); Pursued Beyond the Battlefield (about 800 feet away); Battle of Camden (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Camden.
More about this marker. This marker is part of an interpretive trail series at the Battle of Camden National Historic Landmark.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. 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.