Address: 5 mi. N of Camden on U.S. 521 and 601, Camden, South Carolina. County/parish: Kershaw.
1 contributing site.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.
The 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 Continental Army regulars and state militia forces led by General Horatio Gates. The battlefield sprawls over an area estimated to be 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) about 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Camden, South Carolina, bounded on the north by Lake Shamokin, and extending south. Flat Rock Rd (S-28-58) passes roughly through the center of the battlefield, and United States Route 521 marks its eastern boundary. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.(read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000707