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

Southwest Redoubt

 
 
Southwest Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. Southwest Redoubt Marker
Inscription. In 1780 - 81, the British built a series of small forts to serve as an outer line of defense for their headquarters at the Town of Camden. They were fortified with troops and artillery, making Camden relatively impenetrable to attack by the Colonial forces. This redoubt was just outside the town’s palisade southwest of the Old Presbyterian Church, this graveyard, and a few yards south of this sign. It guarded the approach from the strategic Wateree Ferry. On May 10, 1781 the British evacuated, destroying it and much of Camden.
 
Erected 2006 by Kershaw County Clean Community Commission - Historic Campbell St. Committee.
 
Location. 34° 13.986′ N, 80° 36.463′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker can be reached from Meeting Street near Church Street, on the left when traveling east. 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. Agnes of Glasgow 1760 ~ 1780 (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Presbyterian Meeting House (about 300 feet away, measured in a
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
2. Overview
direct line); The Camden Oak (about 300 feet away); Maj. Gen. Baron Johann de Kalb's Original Gravesite (about 300 feet away); West Redoubt (about 700 feet away); Quaker Burying Ground (about 700 feet away); Women in the Revolution (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, October 2, 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 269 times since then and 9 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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