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Battle of Camden ceremony set for Aug. 10
Rusty Major
Camden resident Rusty Major plays “Taps” next to Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site’s 3-pound grasshopper cannon during a recent ceremony. The next chance to hear him play comes Aug. 10 when Historic Camden commemorates the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Camden at the Camden Battlefield and Long Leaf Pine Preserve on Flat Rock Road approximately 8 miles north of Camden. (Provided by Historic Camden)
Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site will host its commemoration of the 239th anniversary of the August 16, 1780, Battle of Camden on Aug. 10. There will be a free tour at 8 a.m. at the Battlefield discussing the history of the battle, followed by a brief free program at 9 a.m. There will also be an artillery salute courtesy of the Historic Camden Cannon Crew and a wreath-laying ceremony.