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The Battle of Camden, Part 3

PART IIISTRENGTH AND LOSSES OF THE TWO ARMIESBRITISH STRENGTH AND LOSSESThe field return of the troops under command of Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis on the night of the 15th of August, 1780, and the return of the killed, wounded, and missing in the Battle of Camden give the following figures. It will be noted that…

The Battle of Camden, Part 2

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PART IIBRITISH PLANS TO SUBJUGATE THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES—BATTLE OF CAMDEN, S. C., AUGUST 16,1780THE BRITISH RAISE PROVINCIAL CORPS AND MILITIAWhen General Clinton and Admiral Arbuthnot departed from Charleston on the 5th day of June, to return to New York, General Cornwallis was left in command of the British expeditionary force in South Carolina. His headquarters…

The Battle of Camden, Part I

PART IAN AMERICAN ARMY ORGANIZED TO RECOVER THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA FROM BRITISH SUBJUGATIONREVIEW OF MILITARY CONDITIONS IN THE UNITED STATES IN 1780The principal battle grounds of the first four years of the War for Independence, waged by the thirteen Colonies against the mother country, were located in the Northern States, following which period,…

The Battle of Camden, Contents

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71ST CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION HOUSE DOCUMENT No. 12 THE BATTLE OF CAMDEN SOUTH CAROLINA AUGUST 16, 1780 BY LIEUT. COL. H. L. LANDERS, F. A. HISTORICAL SECTION, ARMY WAR COLLEGE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON: 1929 [A copy of this volume is in the U.S. Army Center of Military History library under the call…

Washington and His Comrades: Bibliographical Note

In Winsor, “Narrative and Critical History of America”, vol. VI (1889), and in Larned (editor), “Literature of American History”, pp. 111-152 (1902), the authorities are critically estimated. There are excellent classified lists in Van Tyne, “The American Revolution” (1905), vol. V of Hart (editor), “The American Nation”, and in Avery, “History of the United States”,…