Camden in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The British Attack
Meanwhile, Rawdon deployed the first three units in his line of march in attack formation: the British 63rd Regiment on his right, a detachment of the New York Volunteers in the center, and the King’s American Regiment on the left.
As the British and Loyalists advanced, they met an unwelcome surprise. Greene’s artillery had returned, and the three six-pounders blasted the attackers with grapeshot.
Then the veteran Maryland Continentals joined the combat. Rawdon ordered the Volunteers of Ireland to extend his line on the right, and pressed the attack.
Location. 34° 15.822′ N, 80° 36.158′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is at the intersection of Greene Street and Fair Street, on the left when traveling north on Greene Street. 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 walking distance of this marker. Greene's Counterblow (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Washington's Ride Battle Of Hobkirk Hill (about 700 feet away); Struggle for the Hill (about 800 feet away); Fruitless Victory (approx. 0.2 miles away); The British Army (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Hobkirk Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The American Army (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Camden.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 286 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.