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

Forced to Retreat

 
 
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By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. Forced to Retreat Marker
Inscription. With the British troops holding the summit of Hobkirk’s Hill and his own army in disorder, Greene decided to retreat. In the confusion of battle, some of the American soldiers managed to carry off the army’s artillery, preventing its capture by the British.

Greene withdrew three miles from the battlefield with some of Rawdon’s troops in pursuit. However, Rawdon believed that his force was too small to venture any farther from his fortifications. Later in the day he withdrew to Camden, leaving about fifty cavalrymen to hold Hobkirk’s Hill.

British losses in the battle were 38 killed, 177 wounded, and 43 missing. American casualties amounted to 25 killed, 108 wounded, and 136 missing.

“The Troops … had got into too much disorder to recover the fortune of the Day.” General Nathanael Greene
 
Location. 34° 15.865′ N, 80° 36.396′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is on Greene Street near ., on the left when traveling east. 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. Struggle for the Hill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle Of Hobkirk Hill (about
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
600 feet away); William Washington's Ride (about 600 feet away); A Final Encounter (about 700 feet away); Greene's Counterblow (about 700 feet away); General Greene's Headquarters (about 700 feet away); Fruitless Victory (about 700 feet away); Battle of Hobkirk Hill (about 700 feet 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
"Two Lines of Defense" by Pamela Patrick White, White Historic Art
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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