Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Native Allies



Marker ID:  
Location: on State Road (South Carolina Route 28-703), Camden, SC
County: Kershaw
Coordinates: N 34° 14.037    W 080° 36.276
  34.23395    -80.6046
 



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The Catawba Indians befriended and traded with the first English colonists who settled in the interior of South Carolina. In 1763, after a devastating smallpox epidemic, tribal leaders ceded most of their land in exchange for a reservation along the Catawba River.

When the Revolution began, the Catawbas were the only southern tribe to ally with the Americans. The Catawbas provided warriors for the 1775 campaign against the Loyalists, and for the defense of Charleston and operations against the Cherokees in 1776.

Many Catawbas later served under partisan leader Thomas Sumter. The British destroyed their homes in 1781 to punish them for supporting the rebels. The Catawbas´ valuable assistance earned the gratitude of the Patriots.


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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