Category: Battle of Camden

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Battle of Camden

The Battle of Camden was a major victory for the British in the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence). On August 16, 1780, British forces under Lieutenant General Charles, Lord Cornwallis routed the American forces of Major General Horatio Gates about 10 km (five miles) north of Camden, South Carolina, strengthening the British hold on the Carolinas following the capture of Charleston.

The rout was an humiliating defeat for Gates, the American general best known for commanding the Americans at the British defeat of Saratoga, whose army had possessed a large numerical superiority over the British force. Following the battle, he never held a field command again. His political connections, however, helped him avoid inquiries and courts martial into the debacle. (1)

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  • Martin Armstrong Jr. 2 Feb 1732 Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania - 24 Aug 1808

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  • William Brandon abt 23 May 1746 Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States - abt 10 Mar 1818

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  • Samuel Johnson 3 Apr 1759 Prince William County, Virginia Colony - 15 Sep 1834

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