Camden in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Southern Campaign, Dec 1778 - Aug 1780
In December 1778, 3,000 British troops from New York captured Savannah, Georgia. Months of inconclusive campaigning followed. American forces defeated a party of Loyalists at Kettle Creek, Georgia, in February 1779, and the next month the British defeated the Americans at Briar Creek, also in Georgia.
The British invaded South Carolina in April 1779 and threatened Charleston, but withdrew on the approach of the larger American army. A French fleet and army arrived to reinforce the Americans in September, and the combined force besieged Savannah. American and French troops attacked the town on October 9, but were defeated. The French sailed away and the American commander, Major General Benjamin Lincoln, returned to South Carolina.
Shortly afterward, 8,000 British troops sailed from New York to attack Charleston. Lincoln was surrounded and
Location. 34° 14.053′ N, 80° 36.25′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker can be reached from Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Historic Camden Battle Site. 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. Camden - Strategic Key (here, next to this marker); The Southern Campaign, Apr 1781 - Dec 1782 (here, next to this marker); The Southern Campaign, Aug 1780 - Apr 1781 (here, next to this marker); The Fortified Post (a few steps from this marker); Palisade Wall (a few steps from this marker); Native Allies (within shouting distance of this marker); War in the Backcountry (within shouting distance of this marker); Women in the Revolution (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.