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Camden Battlefield

Camden, South Carolina
County of Kershaw.
National Register Number: 66000707
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - battle site. The threat level was Threatened in
Congressional District: SC-5 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1961):
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.

New development is threatening the battlefield.

Approximately $1.8 million dollars were raised in grants and gifts for the landmark since 2004 and used in the land purchases and restoration of the core of the battlefield. PCF and it partners plan to open an interpretation park in 2009.

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