Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Southeast Redoubt



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Location: on State Road (South Carolina Route 28-703), Camden, SC
County: Kershaw
Coordinates: N 34° 14.057    W 080° 36.137
  34.23428333    -80.60228333
 



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This reconstructed small fort, guarding the southeastern approaches to Camden, was one of a ring of redoubts surrounding the fortified town. Typical of eighteenth century field fortifications, this redoubt used a combination of moat, earthen parapet, and palisade wall t 0defend against enemy attack. The interior of the work is equipped with firing steps for infantry and an earthen bastion platform for artillery. A small magazine also would have originally been located in the center of the redoubt. The present reconstruction is based on a 1781 American map of Camden.


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More Information:
Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

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

Wikipedia - Nathanael Greene
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