Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Powder Magazine



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Location: on State Road (South Carolina Route 28-703), Camden, SC
County: Kershaw
Coordinates: N 34° 13.931    W 080° 36.197
  34.23218333    -80.60328333
 



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This structure was built in 1777 under the direction of Joseph Kershaw for the state of South Carolina. A storage facility for ammunition, the magazine had a vaulted roof, 48 inch walls, and supporting butteresses and pillars. Although local patriots fortified the structure with earthworks in 1780, British forces easily occupied the area and used the magazine for their own purposes. During the British evacuation of Camden the following year, the structure was destroyed. Archeological excavations conducted in 1968 resulted in the reconstruction of the magazine foundations and a portion of the surrounding fortifications.


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More Information:
Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

Wikipedia - Battle of Boykin's Mill
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CWSAC Battle Summary - Honey Hill
Wikipedia - Battle of Hobkirk Hill
American Wars 101 - The Battle of Hobkirk's Hill 1781

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Historic Valley Forge - General Nathanael Greene

Wikipedia - Battle of Hobkirk Hill
American Wars 101 - The Battle of Hobkirk's Hill 1781

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