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

A Daring Plan

 
 
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By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. A Daring Plan Marker
Inscription. Outnumbered and with little hope of getting reinforcements, Lord Rawdon believed that it would be foolish to sit passively behind Camden’s fortifications. Instead, after an American deserter reported that Greene had no artillery, Rawdon chose to attack despite the Americans’ strong position on Hobkirk’s Hill.

After arming every available man, including musicians, Rawdon could field almost 950 men. He led them out of Camden at ten o’clock on the morning of April 25. To deceive Greene, the British marched south, then turned and followed Pine Tree Creek on a northward path toward Greene’s forces on Hobkirk’s Hill.

“I conceived some immediate effort necessary.” Lt. Col. Francis, Lord Rawdon

Screened by pine forest, the British reached the southeastern end of Hobkirk’s Hill without being detected until their leading units encountered Greene’s pickets.
 
Location. 34° 15.862′ N, 80° 35.912′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is on Kirkwood Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at "Kirkwood Commons". 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. Capt. Robert Kirkwood (1756-1791) (approx. 0.2
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By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
miles away); Battle of Hobkirk's Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The American Army (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Hobkirk Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); The British Army (approx. ¼ mile away); The British Attack (approx. ¼ mile away); William Washington's Ride (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle Of Hobkirk Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Map on the marker
Map Rawdon's march from William Johson's Life and Correspondence of Nathanael Greene, 1822.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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