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

The Common

 
 
The Common Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. The Common Marker
Inscription. The area between the Kershaw House and Camden was the scene of numerous military exercises throughout the years. Occupying British troops used the field as a parade ground, and in 1825, Revolutionary War hero the Marquise de Lafayette reviewed troops here during his visit to Camden. The area served as a center for militia activities and a mustering point for local volunteers leaving for war. The name of the waterhead at the foot of the hill, Muster Spring, is a reminder of the field's military use.
 
Location. 34° 14.114′ N, 80° 36.178′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker can be reached from Broad Street. Click for map. The marker is located in Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. 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. Josheph Kershaw (1728-1791) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Citizen - Soldiers (about 400 feet away); Kershaw House (about 400 feet away); Prisoners of War (about 400 feet away); Southeast Redoubt (about 400 feet away); Palisade Wall (about 500 feet away); The Fortified Post (about 500 feet away); The Southern Campaign, Apr 1781 - Dec 1782 (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
The Kershaw House is in the background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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