A Student of History

August 16, 2006

226th Anniversary of the Battle of Camden

Filed under: Wars — John Maass @ 6:53 pm

Today marks the 226th anniversary of the battle of Camden, in South Carolina. It was one of the worst defeats in the Revolutionary War for the Patriots.  A summary of the battle can be found here, while a very detailed and acccurate site on research surrounding the battle as well as preservation is here.

This battlefield, largely undeveloped, was recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1962. The Hobkirk Hill chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution purchased and preserved 6 acres in the heart of the battlefield in the 1920. Major progress towards protecting this important piece of American History started in 2000 with the Katawba Valley Land Trust (KVLT) successful acquisition of a historic property conservation easement from Bowaters, Inc. The 50 year easement over 290 acres of the heart of the battlefield requires a long-range strategic plan to be developed. To accomplish this planning, the KVLT has organized a steering committee composed of all interested governmental and non-governmental organizations. The Steering Committee is organized into financial, archaeological, documentary history and land acquisition sub-committees. The documentary history sub-committee was formed to review all relevant historical works and documents and is the sponsor of this website.  More about the preservation of this battlefield can be found here.

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2 Comments »

  1. battle of camden was won by the british

    Comment by lindsay — December 15, 2008 @ 5:36 pm | Reply

  2. the british won the battle of camden

    Comment by joe — December 15, 2008 @ 5:37 pm | Reply


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