Defeat in the Center

Defeat in the Center (HMWCN)

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

N 34° 21.366', W 80° 36.595'

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Acrid smoke made it hard to breathe or see. The roar of gunfire and the death-cries of comrades made it hard to hear or think. The 1st Maryland Brigade and the NC militia battled the British 23rd and 33rd Regiments and light infantry in the center of the field.

Realizing that infantry alone could not overcome the Americans, Cornwallis ordered Tarleton's cavalry to charge. With Britain's mounted troops joining the fray, the Continentals were overrun.

Some pulled back along the Great Wagon Road, and made a brief stand there.

Others retreated into nearby swamps, seeking safety from cavalry pursuit.
Marker Number8
Placed ByThe Palmetto Conservation Foundation
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 1:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 535872 N 3801709
Decimal Degrees34.35610000, -80.60991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 21.366', W 80° 36.595'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 21' 21.96" N, 80° 36' 35.70" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1623-1793 State Rd S-28-58, Camden SC 29020, US
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