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

West Redoubt

 
 
West Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
1. West Redoubt Marker
Inscription.  In 1780 - 81, the British built a series of small forts or redoubts to serve as an outer line of defense for their headquarters at Camden. They were well fortified with troops and artillery, making Camden relatively impenetrable to attacks by the Colonial forces. The two western redoubts on Campbell St. protected Camden’s important western flank from the Wateree river. This large redoubt spanned the intersection of Meeting and Campbell Streets. It was destroyed by the British when they evacuated in 1781.
 
Erected 2006 by Kershaw County Clean Community Commission - Historic Campbell St. Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
 
Location. 34° 14.029′ N, 80° 36.594′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is at the intersection of Campbell Street and Meeting Street, on the left when traveling south on Campbell Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quaker Burying Ground (here, next to this marker); a different marker
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also named West Redoubt (a few steps from this marker); Quaker Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Unknown Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Camden Oak (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Revolutionary War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Southwest Redoubt (about 600 feet away); Donald Truesdell Memorial (about 700 feet 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
Map on the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anna Inbody, November 8, 2011
3. Map on the marker
Configuration of the redoubt based on General Nathanael Greene’s map of May 12, 1781
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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