Action at Logtown

Action at Logtown (HMWIW)

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

N 34° 15.057', W 80° 36.437'

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Logtown was a cluster of log houses one mile north of the colonial town of Camden. The American army approached Camden from the northeast on April 19, 1781. General Greene ordered Captain Robert Kirkwood and his company of Delaware Continentals to probe the British forces by seizing Logtown that night.

"At sun rise ? had a smart skirmish, Beat in the Enemy." Capt. Robert Kirkwood

Kirkwood attacked at 10p.m. and after a two-hour battle drove out the British troops, who remained nearby and exchanged fire with the Delaware soldiers throughout the night.

The Americans repulsed a British counterattack at dawn on April 20. Greene arrived shortly afterward with the rest of the army, but abandoned Logtown in favor of a stronger position on Hobkirk's Hill.
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 6:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 536159 N 3790051
Decimal Degrees34.25095000, -80.60728333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 15.057', W 80° 36.437'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 15' 3.42" N, 80° 36' 26.22" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-598 Laurens Ct, Camden SC 29020, US
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