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

Pursued Beyond the Battlefield

 
 
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By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. Pursued Beyond the Battlefield Marker
Inscription. After the battle, Cornwallis’s exhausted infantry held the field while Tarleton and his cavalry chased the Americans, capturing hundreds and killing untold others. Loyalists living north of Camden rounded up more patriot prisoners, turning them over to the British. Tarleton’s Legion horsemen also seized 150 wagons, along with valuable artillery, muskets, and ammunition.

“The road for some miles was strewed with the wounded and killed. The number of dead horses, broken wagons and baggage scattered on the road, formed a perfect scene of horror and confusion, such was the terror and dismay of the Americans.” Charles Stedman, British Commissary Officer

At Rugeley’s Mill, a small group of American soldiers rallied and made a valiant stand, but Tarleton drove the patriots from the site. The British cavalry chased the fugitives for a total for 22 miles before Tarleton called off the pursuit and rejoined Cornwallis.
 
Erected by The Palmetto Conservation Foundation. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Location. 34° 21.477′ N, 80° 36.692′ 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
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By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
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. Battle of Camden (within shouting distance of this marker); Baron DeKalb (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camden Battlefield (about 400 feet away); The Road to Battle (about 700 feet away); Driven from the Field (about 700 feet away); Panic and Valor (about 800 feet away); Defeat in the Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meet the American Army of 1780 (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 trail series at the Battle of Camden National Historic Landmark.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Inset
In May 1780, Tarleton’s men were accused of committing the Waxhaws Massacre, earning him the nickname “Bloody Ban” and prompting the patriots’ vengeful cry, “Tarleton’s Quarter!”
Picture on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
4. Picture on the marker
Lieutenant Colonel Sir Banastre Tarleton, Beau Saubreur of the British Legion by Werner Willis, 1996, Werner Willis Fine Art.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 14 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.
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