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

Defeat in the Center

 
 
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Photographed By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. Defeat in the Center Marker
Inscription.  Acrid smoke made it hard to breathe or see. The roar of gunfire and the death-cries of comrades made it hard to hear or think. The 1st Maryland Brigade and the NC militia battled the British 23rd and 33rd Regiments and light infantry in the center of the field.

Realizing that infantry alone could not overcome the Americans, Cornwallis ordered Tarleton’s cavalry to charge. With Britain’s 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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
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). 6.2 miles North of Camden off US 521 and 601 on SC 58. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camden SC 29020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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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 (about 500 feet away); Revolutionary War Patriots (about 500 feet away in South carolina); Contest with the Continentals (about 500 feet away); The Armies March to Camden (about 500 feet away); Battle of Camden (about 500 feet away); Panic and Valor (about 600 feet 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.
 
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Photographed By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
Picture on the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Picture on the marker
Col. Washington at the Battle of Cowpens, engraved by S.H. Gimber. Courtesy of South Caroliniana Library, USC, Columbia (SC).
Map on the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
4. Map on the marker
troop placement and movement
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 20 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.

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