Camden in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Citizen - Soldiers
"Our Militia exhibited... great zeal & fidelity; coming voluntarily from considerable distances to offer their Service."
With the coming of the Revolution, militia duty became more serious. Patriot militia often took the field against the British, and after the British occupied South Carolina in 1780, they organized a Loyalist militia.
The Loyalist militia of Camden District guarded the town during the battles of Camden and Hobkirk's Hill and fought against the American partisans.
Location. 34° 14.054′ N, 80° 36.185′ 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. Southeast Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Palisade Wall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fortified Post (about 300 feet away); Camden - Strategic Key (about 300 feet away); The Southern Campaign, Apr 1781 - Dec 1782 (about 300 feet away); The Southern Campaign, Aug 1780 - Apr 1781 (about 300 feet away); The Southern Campaign, Dec 1778 - Aug 1780 (about 300 feet away); British Commanders (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
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 554 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.