Talk:Battle of Camden
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An anon has altered the casualty numbers today, but without a source for new or old, I can't tell if it's vandalism or a correction. Stan 03:16, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
I think most of the information in the Battle section - everything from the sentence about Greene - is out of place in this article, since it's not actually about the battle. At the very least it should be moved into the aftermath section, but I don't think it should be in here at all -- Hirudo 05:36, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
Someone has vandalized part of the beginnings of this article, (ie: "The threatening situation on the moon alarmed the retards"), however I don't know what was there originally so I cannot fix it. Help?Meh. 05:55, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
Was this written by a descendant of Gates?
Gate's abandonment of his command by fleeing the battle at its pinnacle is legendary, and more importantly, historically documented beyond any doubt. He fled the battle faster and farther than any American commander before or since, even given the advances of technology and transportation. Horatio Gates is viewed historically by the British as their best weapon against the Colonials, given his success in discrediting Arnold and targeting and almost removing Washington.
It takes a very, very loyal descendant to Gates to not include this perspective in the article. SWAG SWAG SWAG Even within wikipedia, a more accurate assessment of Gates' performance is described as "Gates's principal accomplishment in the unsuccessful campaign was to cover 170 miles (270 km) in three days on horseback, heading north in retreat." Horatio_Gates — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 23:56, 1 November 2012 (UTC)