Fruitless Victory

Fruitless Victory (HMWU2)

Location: Camden, SC 29020 Kershaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 15.964', W 80° 36.309'

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Lord Rawdon had defeated the American army at Hobkirk's Hill, but the British gained nothing from the victory. Two days earlier, on April 23, South Carolina partisans under Francis Marion and Henry Lee's Continental legion had forced the surrender of Fort Watson on the Santee River. The loss of this post cut the British line of communication between Charleston and Camden.

With his supply line severed, Greene's army to the north, Marion and Lee to the southeast, and other partisans active west of Camden, Rawdon could not hold his position without risking the loss of his army. After receiving reinforcements on May 7, Rawdon tried to maneuver Greene into another battle but failed. He then decided to evacuate Camden.

"This little repulse will make no alteration in our general plan of operation." Nathanael Greene, referring to his defeat at Hobkirk's Hill
HM NumberHMWU2
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 536349 N 3791728
Decimal Degrees34.26606667, -80.60515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 15.964', W 80° 36.309'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 15' 57.84" N, 80° 36' 18.54" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2026-2030 Lyttleton St, Camden SC 29020, US
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