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Loyalist Comments on the Battle of Camden

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Instead of halting and collecting a force at Hillsborough, in North Carolina, General Gates’ flight was rapidly continued three days into Virginia, one hundred and ninety miles from the field of action; it was effected upon a celebrated horse,…

Battle of Camden

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 16.—Early this morning the advanced parties of the British under Cornwallis, and the Americans under General Gates, met in the woods near Camden. The result is not altogether known, but from every quarter we hear of the total…

Lord Cornwallis to Lt Col Nisbet Balfour

Lord Cornwallis’ Letter to Lieutenant Colonel Nisbet Balfour, Commander at Ninety Six: I have the happiness to inform you, that on Wednesday the 16th instant, I totally defeated General Gates’s army. One thousand were killed and wounded, about eight hundred taken prisoners. We are in possession of eight pieces of brass cannon, all they had…