Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Battle of Camden

Marker ID: SCHM 28-1
Location: 6.2 miles N of Camden off US 521 and 601 on Road 58
County: Kershaw
Coordinates: N 34° 21.515    W 080° 36.675
  34.358583    -80.61125
Style: Free Standing **


Battle of Camden
Near here on August 16, 1780, an American army under General Gates was defeated by British forces commanded by Lord Cornwallis. Major General Baron deKalb 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, Porterfield´s Light Infantry, North Carolina Militia, and Virginia Militia. Erected by Kershaw County Historical Society-1974, replacing a marker erected in 1954


More Information:
Wikipedia - Battle of Camden
British Battle - The Battle of Camden 1780

Wikipedia - American Revolutionary War
SCIWAY - American Revolutionary War in SC