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The Battle of Camden, Part 2

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…

Execution of Colonel Hayne

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 26.—Colonel Isaac Hayne was, by a mandate of Balfour’s, ignominiously hanged in Charleston, South Carolina, on the fourth instant. After the execution, his young son was permitted to carry his father’s body and inter it at his plantation…