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The Battle of Camden, Contents

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: Chapter X

France to the Rescue During 1778 and 1779 French effort had failed. Now France resolved to do something decisive. She never sent across the sea the eight thousand men promised to La Fayette but by the spring of 1780 about this number were gathered at Brest to find that transport was inadequate. The leader was…

Washington and His Comrades: Chapter IX

The War in the South After 1778 there was no more decisive fighting in the North. The British plan was to hold New York and keep there a threatening force, but to make the South henceforth the central arena of the war. Accordingly, in 1779, they evacuated Rhode Island and left the magnificent harbor of…

Washington and His Comrades: Chapter VI

The First Great British Disaster John Burgoyne, in a measure a soldier of fortune, was the younger son of an impoverished baronet, but he had married the daughter of the powerful Earl of Derby and was well known in London society as a man of fashion and also as a man of letters, whose plays…

Washington and His Comrades: Chapter V

The Loss of Philadelphia Though the outlook for Washington was brightened by his success in New Jersey, it was still depressing enough. The British had taken New York, they could probably take Philadelphia when they liked, and no place near the seacoast was safe. According to the votes in Parliament, by the spring of 1777…