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 …

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Bennington

We are but warriors for the working-day; Our gayness and our guilt are all besmirch’d With rainy marching in the painful field; There’s not a piece of feather in our host (Good argument, I hope, we shall not fly), And time hath worn us into slovenry. But, by the mass, our hearts are in the …

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British Account of the Battle of Camden

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A British writer gives the following relation of the rise and progress of the continental army under the command of General Gates, till the total defeat thereof, near Camden: “So long ago as the end of March, or beginning …

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Operations in South Carolina

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 31.—In the Royal Gazette Extraordinary of this day, is published the following account of the different actions which have lately happened in South Carolina. Lord Cornwallis having received intelligence that General Gates had arrived at Deep Creek, in …

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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 …

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