Our first stop… Camden Battlefield. The Continental Army under Horatio Gates was routed by Lord Cornwallis, due to inexperienced militia having to face the disciplined regulars of the British army. A brave commander in the continental army – Baron DeKalb, stood his ground, but tragically died after receiving 11 wounds. One militia general called it “the greatest panic … that ever I had an opportunity of seeing before; a more complete defeat could not possibly have taken place… In short picture it as bad as you possibly can and it will not be as bad as it really is.”

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