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

Palisade Wall

 
 
Palisade Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
1. Palisade Wall Marker
Inscription. This wall is a partial reconstruction of the wall erected by British forces during their occupation of Camden in 1780 - 81. The log wall completely surrounded the central portion of the town, which was located along both sides of Broad Street and consisted of about 80 structures. It served as the inner defense line of the fortified town and was destroyed when the British evacuated Camden. Archaeological excavations here in 1970 produced a variety of military artifacts some of which are on exhibit at Historic Camden, and resulted in the reconstruction of the defense wall.
 
Location. 34° 14.053′ N, 80° 36.242′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker can be reached from Broad Street. Touch for map. 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 Fortified Post (here, next to this marker); Camden - Strategic Key (a few steps from this marker); The Southern Campaign, Apr 1781 - Dec 1782 (a few steps from this marker); The Southern Campaign, Aug 1780 - Apr 1781 (a few steps from this marker); The Southern Campaign, Dec 1778 - Aug 1780
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
(a few steps from this marker); Native Allies (within shouting distance of this marker); War in the Backcountry (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizen - Soldiers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Map on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Map on the marker
South Section image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, May 1, 2011
4. South Section
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   4. submitted on November 7, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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