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

Northeast Redoubt

 
 
Northeast Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. Northeast Redoubt Marker
Inscription.  This partially reconstructed redoubt was one of six small forts built by British forces during their occupation of Camden in 1780 - 1781. Manned by a detachment of infantry and supported by heavy artillery, these works served as the outer line of defense of the British base. The forts were later destroyed during the British evacuation of Camden in May 1781. Archaeological investigations at this site in 1967 yielded numerous military artifacts and provided the basis for reconstructing the southern third of the redoubt.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1781.
 
Location. 34° 14.215′ N, 80° 36.105′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker can be reached from Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Joseph Kershaw (1728-1791) (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kershaw House (about 700 feet away); The Common (about 700 feet away); Prisoners of War (about 700 feet away); Southeast Redoubt
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Citizen - Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Palisade Wall (approx. ¼ mile away); The Fortified Post (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Overview image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
Northeast Redoubt image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Northeast Redoubt
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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