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Historic Camden commemorates 150th anniversary of Potters Raid
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istoric Camden Revolutionary War Site will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Potter’s Raid both on and off the grounds of the museum Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Potter’s Raid With Columbia, South Carolina in flames, Union General William T. Sherman, feigning Charlotte to be his next objective, moved his army northeast to Liberty Hill on February 23rd. The next day cavalry units from Illinois and Ohio were dispatched to Camden to "destroy the depot and other railroad property and take whatever army supplies may be found." Set ablaze were the freight and passenger depots, Cornwallis House (a Confederate storehouse), east side of Broad Street from DeKalb to Rutledge, other commercial buildings, and the Wateree River Bridge.