Camden Battlefield

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August 16, 1780

The Battle of Camden occurred in a pine forest eight miles north of the village of Camden on August 16, 1780. It was a violent contest between Lieutenant General Charles Lord Cornwallis’s Royal and Loyalist troops, and Continentals and militia led by Patriot Major General Horatio Gates. Blunders on the field resulted in a crushing defeat for the Patriots and cost Gates his command.

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