Camden in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Women in the Revolution
The war forced women to take on additional tasks. Many had to take over farms and shops while their husbands were away on military service. They cared for sick and wounded soldiers, and some acted as spies and messengers for the armies. A few accompanied their husbands as camp followers, staying with the army and performing tasks such as cooking and laundry for the soldiers.
Women experienced the horrors of war as Patriot and Loyalist militia plundered the houses of suspected enemies and often burned them. Both armies seized crops and livestock, leaving women and children hungry and sometimes homeless. Despite these hardships, women persevered and contributed much to the American victory.
Location. 34° 14.035′ N, 80° 36.305′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is on State Road (State Highway 28-703). Touch for map. Marker is located in the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park. 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 Native Allies (within shouting distance of this marker); The British Evacuation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Campaign, Dec 1778 - Aug 1780 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Southern Campaign, Aug 1780 - Apr 1781 (about 300 feet away); The Southern Campaign, Apr 1781 - Dec 1782 (about 300 feet away); Camden - Strategic Key (about 300 feet away); War in the Backcountry (about 300 feet away); The Fortified Post (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. 4. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.