Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site in SC presents “The Southern Campaigns of Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene: A Symposium & Battlefield Tours”, on April 21-23, 2006. At this symposium, eight academics and historians will present papers pertaining to the life and military campaigns of “The Fighting Quaker.” Saturday afternoon, in commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill (engagement between Greene and Lord Francis Rawdon), there will be a battle demonstration and a brief ceremony at the battle site, followed by an in-depth guided tour of the battlefield. A post-symposium guided field trip to some of Greene’s other sites and battlefields in South Carolina is offered on Sunday.
Fees include: all lectures, Saturday guided tour of Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill, Friday Candlelight reception, Saturday/Sunday lunches, and Saturday dinner theatre. Registration Deadline: April 12, 2006. For more info, get in touch with Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, P.O. Box 710, Camden, SC 29020. Telephone: (803) 432-9841; Fax (803) 432-3815, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. See also the symposium site here.
Of special note will be the tour of the Eutaw Springs Battlefield. Wrongly thought to be submerged under Lake Marion, the major battle fought on this preservation challenge was undoubtedly General Greene’s greatest victory. Sunday’s tour will encompass Greene’s Eutaw Springs campaign that pushed the British from the midlands of South Carolina to their tidewater enclave around Charleston. The field trips include opportunities to walk the actual battle sites and hear riveting presentations by on-site guides.