The Loyalists

The Loyalists (HMFH1)

Location: Camden, SC 29020 Kershaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 13.936', W 80° 36.166'

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Many Americans opposed the Revolutionary movement, preferring to remain under British rule. These colonists called themselves "Loyalists". The Revolutionaries called them "Tories"or the "disaffected".

When fighting began, state officials ordered all South Carolinians to take an oath of allegiance to the new government. Those who refused were banished and had their property confiscated. Some Loyalists took the oath in order to preserve their homes.Others, like Daniel McGirt who lived just south of Camden, escaped to British Florida where they joined partisan units and raided the frontier, or served in the South Carolina Royalists and other provincial regiments.

After the British occupied Camden, they formed a militia regiment under Colonel James Cary, a local resident. Most area Loyalists went to Charleston when the British evacuated Camden in 1781.

"We are much threatened here by the disaffected"
Joseph Kershaw
HM NumberHMFH1
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 7:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 536583 N 3787981
Decimal Degrees34.23226667, -80.60276667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 13.936', W 80° 36.166'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 13' 56.16" N, 80° 36' 9.96" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 38-56 State Rd S-28-703, Camden SC 29020, US
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