“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Camden in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Capt. Robert Kirkwood (1756-1791)

Capt. Robert Kirkwood (1756-1791) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, May 6, 2011
1. Capt. Robert Kirkwood (1756-1791) Marker
Inscription. At the start of the American Revolution, Robert Kirkwood served as a lieutenant in Hazletís Delaware Regiment and in 1777 was promoted to captain and company commander in the 1st Delaware Continental Regiment. In the Battle of Camden (Aug. 16, 1780), his company won fame for its determined stand against the British. During the battle the Delaware Regiment suffered heavy losses, including 50 killed, and the survivors were consolidated into a single company under Kirkwoodís command. The unit continued to serve with distinction at the battles of Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, Hobkirkís Hill, and Eutaw Springs. After the Revolution Kirkwood re-enlisted as a captain in Arthur St. Clairís military expedition against a coalition of Indian tribes in the Northwest Territory. He was killed in battle in November 1791 near present-day Fort Recovery, Ohio. Camdenís Kirkwood Hotel, Kirkwood neighborhood, and Kirkwood Common Park were named in his honor.
Location. 34° 15.999′ N, 80° 36.013′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is at the intersection of Kirkwood Lane and Johnson Lane, on the right when traveling east on Kirkwood Lane. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camden SC 29020, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
walking distance of this marker. Battle of Hobkirk's Hill (a few steps from this marker); The American Army (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Hobkirk Hill (about 300 feet away); The British Army (about 300 feet away); A Daring Plan (approx. 0.2 miles away); The British Attack (approx. ľ mile away); Fruitless Victory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle Of Hobkirk Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Camden.
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
Picture on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Picture on the marker
“Holding the Line” by Bryant White, White Historic Art.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 21 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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