The Revolution in the Backcountry/ Sumter's Camp at Clems Branch

The Revolution in the Backcountry/ Sumter's Camp at Clems Branch (HMFR9)

Location: Fort Mill, SC 29707 Lancaster County
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N 35° 1.566', W 80° 52.248'

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The Revolution in the Backcountry
After British forces took Charleston in May 1780, they set up outposts in the backcountry and attempted to control the state by encouraging Loyalists. Backcountry Patriots organized a resistance in response, with an important camp ½ mi. E at Clems Branch of Sugar Creek, on the wagon road from Camden to Charlotte.

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Sumter's Camp at Clems Branch
In June 1780 Col. Thomas Sumter's troops were among the few organized Patriot units in S.C. The camp at Clems Branch gave him a strategic location, water, and forage while reinforcements joined him in late June and early July. Sumter's troops would play a major role in several Patriot victories in 1780 and 1781.
HM NumberHMFR9
Marker Number29-28
Year Placed2006
Placed ByLancaster County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:14pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 511785 N 3875945
Decimal Degrees35.02610000, -80.87080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 1.566', W 80° 52.248'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 1' 33.96" N, 80° 52' 14.88" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10624-10644 State Rd S-29-64, Fort Mill SC 29707, US
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