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Battle of Camden

The Battle of Camden was an important battle in the southern theatre of the American Revolutionary War. On August 16, 1780 British Forces under Lt. General Charles Cornwallis routed the American forces of Major General Horatio Gates about six miles north of Camden, South Carolina.

American Forces numbered 4,100 of which about 3,000 were fit for duty, as opposed to 2,239 in the British force. American casualties where 683 killed, wounded, and captured with another 50 missing, and included the loss of General Baron de Kalb The Americans also lost most of the supplies currently in the Southern Department, and all of its artillery. British losses were 68 killed, 245 wounded, and 11 missing.



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