Camden Battlefield

5 mi. N of Camden on U.S. 521 and 601, Camden, South Carolina

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Camden Battlefield, DeKalb Monument

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Description 

On August 16, 1780, an American army under General Horatio Gates, victor at Saratoga (1777) and a favorite of the Continental Congress, was routed by a British army half its size led by Lord Charles Cornwalis. The battle of Camden, in which General de Kalb was killed, climaxed a series of disasters for the Continental Army and brought General Nathanael Greene to the American Southern command. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 20, 1961

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000707
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Battle site
Current functions
Park; Agricultural fields
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant year
1780

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller

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