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

All the King's Men

 
 
All the King's Men Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. All the King's Men Marker
Inscription. The force fighting under Gen. Charles, Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Camden was as diverse as the foe they faced. At the core of the British Army were the “regulars.” That may not sound threatening, but these highly trained professionals were considered the best soldiers in the world.

“Loyalists” ~ as the many colonists who remained loyal to King George III were called ~ often enlisted in Provincial regiments, receiving training and equipment from the Crown.

Others joined the loyal militia and fought locally without training or uniforms.

Cavalry or “dragoons” fought from horseback, brandishing sabers and pistols. Because they also scouted ahead, the mounted troops of both armies were the first to engage at Camden.
 
Erected by The Palmetto Conservation Foundation. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 34° 21.238′ N, 80° 36.469′ W. Marker is near Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker can be reached from Flat Rock Road (State Highway 58). Touch for map. 6.2 miles North of Camden off US 521 and 601 on SC 58. 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
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
. Attack at Dawn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charge and Countercharge (about 400 feet away); Meet the American Army of 1780 (about 700 feet away); Shots in the Dark (about 700 feet away); Defeat in the Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Road to Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Panic and Valor (approx. mile away); Driven from the Field (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of an interpretive trail series at the Battle of Camden National Historic Landmark.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Volunteers of Ireland image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Volunteers of Ireland
Painting by Don Troiani, www.historicalimagebank.com
Tarleton's Legion image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
4. Tarleton's Legion
Painting by Don Troiani, www.historicalimagebank.com
33rd British Regiment image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
5. 33rd British Regiment
Painting by Don Troiani, www.historicalimagebank.com
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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