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

The Americans Return

 
 
The Americans Return Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. The Americans Return Marker
Inscription. In late March 1781, Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene made one of the most important decisions of the Revolutionary War. Rather than pursue Lord Cornwallisís British force toward Wilmington, North Carolina, Greene resolved to lead the American army back to South Carolina.

Greene knew that if Cornwallis followed him, North Carolina would be fairly secure. Should Cornwallis not return to South Carolina, Greene saw an opportunity to strike the British posts scattered across that state. He ordered the partisan leaders to gather their men and be ready to cooperate with the Continental Army.

Cornwallis chose not to follow Greene; instead he marched to Virginia, leaving Lord Rawdon to contend with Greeneís invasion.

“All these considerations have determined me to change my route, and push directly into South Carolina.” Nathanael Greene
 
Location. 34° 15.107′ N, 80° 36.471′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is at the intersection of Laurens Street and Broad Street, on the right when traveling south on Laurens Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Polk Dickinson (within shouting
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
distance of this marker); Camden (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor and Rememberance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Action at Logtown (about 300 feet away); The Bishop Davis House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baruch Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The De Kalb Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Map on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Map on the marker
Routes of the Armies - March and April 1781
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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