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

West Redoubt

 
 
West Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
1. West Redoubt Marker
Inscription. In 1780 - 81, the British built a series of small forts or redoubts to serve as an outer line of defense for their headquarters at Camden. They were well fortified with troops and artillery, making Camden relatively impenetrable to attacks by the Colonial forces. The two western redoubts on Campbell St. protected Camden’s important western flank from the Wateree river. This large redoubt spanned the intersection of Meeting and Campbell Streets. It was destroyed by the British when they evacuated in 1781.
 
Erected 2006 by Kershaw County Clean Community Commission - Historic Campbell St. Committee.
 
Location. 34° 14.029′ N, 80° 36.594′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is at the intersection of Campbell Street and Meeting Street, on the left when traveling south on Campbell 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. Quaker Burying Ground (here, next to this marker); The Camden Oak (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Revolutionary War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Donald Truesdell Memorial
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
(about 700 feet away); Southwest Redoubt (about 700 feet away); Maj. Gen. Baron Johann de Kalb's Original Gravesite (about 700 feet away); Presbyterian Meeting House (about 700 feet away); Agnes of Glasgow 1760 ~ 1780 (approx. 0.2 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, November 8, 2011
3. Map on the marker
Configuration of the redoubt based on General Nathanael Greene’s map of May 12, 1781
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 19 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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