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Unearthed History: The Battle of Camden -- Part I: The Project
Recently recovered remains, artifacts reveal more of Camden’s famous battle
Unearthed - Battlefield Sign
The Camden Battlefield, a site on The Liberty Trail, is located on Flat Rock Road north of Camden, and is open to the public. It has been the site of a major archeology and anthropology study that will carry into 2023 and beyond.
Aug. 16, 1780, 2 a.m. Confusion reigns as Lt. Gen. Charles Cornwallis’ British forces “bump into” Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates’ Patriots along the Great Wagon Road north of Camden. The two sides disengage, neither wanting to undertake a night battle among the ancient longleaf pines surrounding them.