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

Action at Logtown

 
 
Action at Logtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. Action at Logtown Marker
Inscription. Logtown was a cluster of log houses one mile north of the colonial town of Camden. The American army approached Camden from the northeast on April 19, 1781. General Greene ordered Captain Robert Kirkwood and his company of Delaware Continentals to probe the British forces by seizing Logtown that night.

“At sun rise … had a smart skirmish, Beat in the Enemy.” Capt. Robert Kirkwood

Kirkwood attacked at 10p.m. and after a two-hour battle drove out the British troops, who remained nearby and exchanged fire with the Delaware soldiers throughout the night.

The Americans repulsed a British counterattack at dawn on April 20. Greene arrived shortly afterward with the rest of the army, but abandoned Logtown in favor of a stronger position on Hobkirk’s Hill.
 
Location. 34° 15.057′ N, 80° 36.437′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is on Broad Street near Laurens Court, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at the Camden Archives and Museum. 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. In Honor and Rememberance (within shouting distance of this marker); Camden (within shouting
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
distance of this marker); Confederate War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Americans Return (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Polk Dickinson (about 500 feet away); The Bishop Davis House (about 800 feet away); Baruch Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The De Kalb Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Picture on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Picture on the marker
"Forest Fire" by Pamela Patrick White, White Historic Art
Camden Archives and Museum image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
4. Camden Archives and Museum
The marker is on the grounds
Marker stone on the museum image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
5. Marker stone on the museum
Library Gift of Carnegie 1915 ~
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 5 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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