Land of the Brave

Battle of Camden

Major General Charles Cornwallis

Major General Charles Cornwallis

Battle of Camden

Battle of Camden Definition: the Battle of Camden was a military conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in North America during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783).

The year and date that the Battle of Camden took place on Wednesday, August 16, 1780. The battlefield in which the British and American Forces fought during the Battle of Camden was located in Camden, South Carolina. the Battle of Camden ended in victory for the British. 

Overview and Summary of the Battle of Camden
The Siege of Charleston ended in victory for the British. Sir Henry Clinton sailed back to New York, and left to Lord Cornwallis the further conquest of the Carolinas. In June 1780 the American General Horatio Gates arrived in the South and immediately marched for Camden, South Carolina to capture the outpost there. Lord Cornwallis learned of the American force under Gates and marched from Charleston to meet the American forces in Camden. On Wednesday, August 16, 1780 the two armies  met on the battlefield. The experienced British soldiers easily intimidated the inexperienced militia that made up two-thirds of the force led by General Gates. Many militia fled before even firing a shot and General Horatio Gates had no alternative but to retreat.

American Revolutionary war - the Battle of Camden
The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), which included the Battle of Camden, was the culmination of the political American Revolution, in which many of the American colonists rejected the legitimacy of the British Parliament to govern the 13 colonies without representation.

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