A Daring Plan

A Daring Plan (HMWTY)

Location: Camden, SC 29020 Kershaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 15.862', W 80° 35.912'

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Outnumbered and with little hope of getting reinforcements, Lord Rawdon believed that it would be foolish to sit passively behind Camden's fortifications. Instead, after an American deserter reported that Greene had no artillery, Rawdon chose to attack despite the Americans' strong position on Hobkirk's Hill.

After arming every available man, including musicians, Rawdon could field almost 950 men. He led them out of Camden at ten o'clock on the morning of April 25. To deceive Greene, the British marched south, then turned and followed Pine Tree Creek on a northward path toward Greene's forces on Hobkirk's Hill.

"I conceived some immediate effort necessary." Lt. Col. Francis, Lord Rawdon

Screened by pine forest, the British reached the southeastern end of Hobkirk's Hill without being detected until their leading units encountered Greene's pickets.
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 536959 N 3791541
Decimal Degrees34.26436667, -80.59853333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 15.862', W 80° 35.912'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 15' 51.72" N, 80° 35' 54.72" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 Kirkwood St, Camden SC 29020, US
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