Near Camden in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Defeat in the Center
Realizing that infantry alone could not overcome the Americans, Cornwallis ordered Tarletonís cavalry to charge. With Britainís mounted troops joining the fray, the Continentals were overrun.
Some pulled back along the Great Wagon Road, and made a brief stand there.
Others retreated into nearby swamps, seeking safety from cavalry pursuit.
Erected by The Palmetto Conservation Foundation. (Marker Number 8.)
Location. 34° 21.366′ N, 80° 36.595′ W. Marker is near Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker can be reached from Flat Rock Road (State Highway 58). Touch for map. 6.2 miles North of Camden off US 521 and 601 on SC 58. 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. The Road to Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meet the American Army of 1780 (about 400 feet away); Driven from the Field Panic and Valor (about 600 feet away); Camden Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pursued Beyond the Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Camden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charge and Countercharge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
More about this marker. This marker is part of an interpretive trail series at the Battle of Camden National Historic Landmark.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.