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

Powder Magazine

 
 
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By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. Powder Magazine Marker
Inscription. This structure was built in 1777 under the direction of Joseph Kershaw for the state of South Carolina. A storage facility for ammunition, the magazine had a vaulted roof, 48 inch walls, and supporting butteresses and pillars. Although local patriots fortified the structure with earthworks in 1780, British forces easily occupied the area and used the magazine for their own purposes. During the British evacuation of Camden the following year, the structure was destroyed. Archeological excavations conducted in 1968 resulted in the reconstruction of the magazine foundations and a portion of the surrounding fortifications.
 
Location. 34° 13.931′ N, 80° 36.197′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is on State Road (State Highway 28-703). Touch for map. Marker is located in the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park. 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. The Loyalists (within shouting distance of this marker); African Americans Choose Sides (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); British Commanders (about 400 feet away); American Commanders
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
2. Powder Magazine Marker
(about 400 feet away); Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site (about 400 feet away); War in the Backcountry (about 600 feet away); The British Evacuation (about 700 feet away); Citizen - Soldiers (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Powder Magazine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
3. Powder Magazine Marker
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By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
4. Foundation of the Powder Magazine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 3, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   4. 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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