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In 1883, the Ladies Memorial Association of Camden unveiled this monument dedicated to Kershaw County's Confederate War dead. Confederate General John Doby Kennedy of Camden laid the cornerstone with a Masonic trowel once used by Revolutionary War…
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Lt. Col. James Polk Dickinson (1816-1847) was born in Camden. He studied law and served in the State Legislature from 1842-1848. Contemporary accounts described him as "proud, high spirited, and restive under control." He was also known for his "p…
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In 1780 - 81, the British built a series of small forts or redoubts to serve as an outer line of defense for their headquarters at Camden. They were well fortified with troops and artillery, making Camden relatively impenetrable to attack by the C…
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In 1780 - 81, the British built a series of small forts or redoubts to serve as an outer line of defense for their headquarters at Camden. They were well fortified with troops and artillery, making Camden relatively impenetrable to attack by the C…
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Thomas L. Hall James E. Bailes Fred T. Miller Walter O. Leazer Harvey F. McManus Clyde W. Stevens These six members of Co. G, 118th Infantry, 30th Division with 31 other members of the company, who were killed in action and 103 others were…
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In tribute & honor to the gallant African American heroes of of the 371st Infantry Regiment 93rd Division "Colored" of World War I. They were South Carolinians sent into the bloody trenches of World War I. These brave black soldiers survived on…
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In the winter of 1780, General Daniel Morgan moved a veteran force of American Continentals and militia into the area west of the Broad River in modern-day Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. To counter this threat, British Commander Lord Cornwalli…
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The Revolution in the South After the war in the North came to a stalemate, British commanders decided take the war to the South where there was thought to be an abundance of Loyalist (Americans in favor of British rule) support. When the Brit…
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Richard Scruggs II bought 100 acres adjacent to Cowpens battlefield after the South Carolina General Assembly opened vacant lands for sale. Around 1811 he built a log cabin, probably with a split log roof and dirt floor. The family sheared wool, c…
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The land you are standing on has not always been protected by the National Park Service. For 200 years after the battle, homes, farms, and other businesses occupied the 842 acres that make up Cowpens National Battlefield. Although Congress deba…
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