Camden Battlefield

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Camden Battlefield
Camden Battlefield Marker (Kershaw County, South Carolina).jpg
Camden Battlefield Marker
Camden Battlefield is located in South Carolina
Camden Battlefield
Location 5 miles north of Camden on U.S. Routes 521 and 601, near Camden, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°20′47″N 80°36′27″W / 34.34639°N 80.60750°W / 34.34639; -80.60750Coordinates: 34°20′47″N 80°36′27″W / 34.34639°N 80.60750°W / 34.34639; -80.60750
Area 2,000 acres (8.1 km2)[1]
Built 1780
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000707
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[2]
Designated NHL January 20, 1961[3]

Camden Battlefield is the site of the Battle of Camden on 16 August 1780, a British victory by General Charles Cornwallis over a mixed force of American regulars and militia led by General Horatio Gates.

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Restoration

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.[3][1]

It is located on South Carolina Highway 58, 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Camden, South Carolina.


  1. ^ a b James Dillon (May 28, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: The Camden Battlefield" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying two photos, from 1975 PDF (32 KB)
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Camden Battlefield". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 

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