Camden Battlefield

September 5, 2016 | News, War for Independence

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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