Citizen - Soldiers

Citizen - Soldiers (HMFH3)

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

N 34° 14.054', W 80° 36.185'

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In colonial America, all able-bodied men from teenagers to sixty-year-olds served in the militia, a local force that turned out for military service in times of emergency. Official training sessions, or musters, were held once or twice per year in peacetime. Training was often a social occasion with the men dispersing to taverns after a brief drill.

"Our Militia exhibited... great zeal & fidelity; coming voluntarily from considerable distances to offer their Service."
Lord Rawdon

With the coming of the Revolution, militia duty became more serious. Patriot militia often took the field against the British, and after the British occupied South Carolina in 1780, they organized a Loyalist militia.

The Loyalist militia of Camden District guarded the town during the battles of Camden and Hobkirk's Hill and fought against the American partisans.
HM NumberHMFH3
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 11:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 536553 N 3788199
Decimal Degrees34.23423333, -80.60308333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 14.054', W 80° 36.185'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 14' 3.24" N, 80° 36' 11.10" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 38-56 State Rd S-28-703, Camden SC 29020, US
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