War in the Backcountry

War in the Backcountry (HMX4R)

Location: Camden, SC 29020 Kershaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 14.018', W 80° 36.243'

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A few weeks of peace followed the British capture of Charleston in May 1780 and their occupation of the South Carolina and Georgia backcountry. However, determined patriots like Francis Marion and Thomas Sumter soon organized partisan units and launched a guerrilla campaign against British posts and Loyalist militia.

"The approach of General Gates's Army unveiled to Us a Fund of disaffection in this Province, of which we could have formed no Idea: And even the disperdion of that force, did not extinguish the Ferment."
Lord Rawdon

General Horatio Gates's advance into South Carolina inspired more Americans to join the partisans. The guerrilla war included numerous minor engagements at Rocky Mount, Musgrove's Mill, and other backcountry locations, as well as major battles such as the American victory at Kings Mountain.

The constant fighting tied sown large numbers of British troops, harassed the Loyalist militia, and disrupted British efforts to move soldiers and supplies across the interior of South Carolina and Georgia.
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 12:49pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 536464 N 3788132
Decimal Degrees34.23363333, -80.60405000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 14.018', W 80° 36.243'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 14' 1.08" N, 80° 36' 14.58" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 122 State Rd S-28-703, Camden SC 29020, US
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