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

Action at Logtown

 
 
Action at Logtown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. Action at Logtown Marker
Inscription.  Logtown was a cluster of log houses one mile north of the colonial town of Camden. The American army approached Camden from the northeast on April 19, 1781. General Greene ordered Captain Robert Kirkwood and his company of Delaware Continentals to probe the British forces by seizing Logtown that night.

“At sun rise … had a smart skirmish, Beat in the Enemy.” Capt. Robert Kirkwood

Kirkwood attacked at 10p.m. and after a two-hour battle drove out the British troops, who remained nearby and exchanged fire with the Delaware soldiers throughout the night.

The Americans repulsed a British counterattack at dawn on April 20. Greene arrived shortly afterward with the rest of the army, but abandoned Logtown in favor of a stronger position on Hobkirk’s Hill.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1840.
 
Location. 34° 15.087′ N, 80° 36.447′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 521) and Laurens Street, on the right when traveling
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Photographed By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
Marker has been moved 315 feet north from the location shown in the photo.
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north on Broad Street. Located near the Camden Archives and Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1314 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Honor and Rememberance (within shouting distance of this marker); Camden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Americans Return (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Kershaw County’s Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Lt. Col. James Polk Dickinson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Polk Dickinson (about 300 feet away); Samuel Mathis House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
More about this marker. Marker has been moved from location shown in photos to the corner of Broad Street and Laurens Street.
 
Picture on the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Picture on the marker
"Forest Fire" by Pamela Patrick White, White Historic Art
Camden Archives and Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
4. Camden Archives and Museum
The marker is on the grounds
Marker stone on the museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
5. Marker stone on the museum
Library Gift of Carnegie 1915 ~
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 825 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 13, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 8, 2022