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

Battle of Camden

 
 
Battle of Camden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 30, 2011
1. Battle of Camden Marker
Inscription. Near here on August 16, 1780, an American army under General Gates was defeated by British forces commanded by Lord Cornwallis. Major General Baron de Kalb was mortally wounded in this battle.

British Troops Engaged
Tarleton’s Legion, Twenty-third, Thirty-third and Seventy-first Regiments, Volunteers of Ireland, Royal Artillery, four light infantry companies, Royal North Carolina Militia, volunteer militia, and pioneers.

American Troops Engaged
Armand’s Legion, First and Second Maryland Brigades, Delaware Regiment, First Artillery Regiment, Poterfield’s Light Infantry, North Carolina Militia, and Virginia Militia.
 
Erected 1954 by The Kershaw County Historical Society. (Marker Number 28-1.)
 
Location. 34° 21.515′ N, 80° 36.675′ W. Marker is near Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is on Flat Rock Road 2.2 miles north of Kershaw Highway (U.S. 521), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is north of historic Camden. 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. Baron DeKalb (a few steps from this marker); Pursued Beyond the Battlefield
Camden Battlefield During the 225th Commemoration image. Click for full size.
By John Walker Guss, August 24, 2006
2. Camden Battlefield During the 225th Commemoration
Plans are being made to preserve this historic site and create a battlefield park.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Camden Battlefield (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Panic and Valor (about 800 feet away); The Road to Battle (about 800 feet away); Driven from the Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defeat in the Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meet the American Army of 1780 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
More about this marker. The marker shown replaced the 1954 marker in 1974.
 
Also see . . .
1. Documentary History of the Battle of Camden, 16 August 1780. (Submitted on July 15, 2007.)
2. The Battle of Camden. “The tragedy of the Battle of Camden is that it should never have taken place when and where it did.” (Submitted on July 15, 2007.) 

3. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Site gives a little history on the Camden Battlefield. The battlefield was listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1961. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 30, 2011
3. Overview
Cornwallis' Headquarters in Camden, SC image. Click for full size.
By John Walker Guss, August 24, 2006
4. Cornwallis' Headquarters in Camden, SC
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2007, by John Walker Guss of Hillsborough, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,649 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on September 8, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. Photos:   1. submitted on January 25, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   2. submitted on July 7, 2007, by John Walker Guss of Hillsborough, North Carolina.   3. submitted on January 25, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   4. submitted on July 7, 2007, by John Walker Guss of Hillsborough, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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