Special Program on the Battle of Camden

The Palmetto Conservation Foundation will present a special program on the opening of the interpretive park for the Battle of Camden on Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. at the battle site in Camden. The program will include the unveiling of interpretive signage and of a podcast that can be downloaded to hear a dramatic presentation of the battle as you walk the battlefield. SC Humanities sponsored the podcast project through a Major Grant in February 2009.

The program on Sunday, November 8 will include messages from Congressman John Spratt and other elected officials, wreath presentations by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution, and an artifact presentation by the SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology. A guided tour of the battlefield will follow the presentations with reenactors reciting portions of the podcast.

The Battle of Camden took place on August 16, 1780 and is the battle where American forces suffered their worst defeat of the Revolutionary War. For more information about the Battle of Camden and its historical significance, please visit the Palmetto Conservation Foundation Web site: http://www.palmettoconservation.org/military-camden.asp.

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