Battle of Camden

Battle of Camden (HM78R)

Location: Camden, SC 29020 Kershaw County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 21.515', W 80° 36.675'

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Near here on August 16, 1780, an American army under General Gates was defeated by British forces commanded by Lord Cornwallis. Major General Baron de Kalb was mortally wounded in this battle.

British Troops Engaged
Tarleton's Legion, Twenty-third, Thirty-third and Seventy-first Regiments, Volunteers of Ireland, Royal Artillery, four light infantry companies, Royal North Carolina Militia, volunteer militia, and pioneers.

American Troops Engaged
Armand's Legion, First and Second Maryland Brigades, Delaware Regiment, First Artillery Regiment, Poterfield's Light Infantry, North Carolina Militia, and Virginia Militia.
HM NumberHM78R
Marker Number28-1
Year Placed1954
Placed ByThe Kershaw County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 6:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 535748 N 3801984
Decimal Degrees34.35858333, -80.61125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 21.515', W 80° 36.675'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 21' 30.90" N, 80° 36' 40.50" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1624-1794 State Rd S-28-58, Camden SC 29020, US
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