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Remembering the fallen from the Battle of Camden
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Ed Grossheim, dressed in the attire of a back country militia man, displays some of the tools of the trade for an 18th century citizen soldier. - photo by Jim Tatum
With long leaf pines whispering on a hot and breezy August morning, it was easy to picture gleaming bayonets, the flash of musket fire and hear the sounds of furious early morning combat which took place 235 years ago. Nearly 90 people gathered Saturday at the Battle of Camden site on Flat Rock Road eight miles north of Camden to pay homage to those who fought and died at the Battle of Camden, patriots and loyalists alike. The Battle of Camden, considered the worst Patriot field defeat of the American Revolution, nonetheless led to the British surrender at Yorktown little more than a year later.